Hadlow gains demonstration apple orchard

Sainsbury's top fruit product technologist Dr Theresa Huxley, fruit tree supplier JR Breach and its French partner Valois have again collaborated to plant a demonstration apple orchard.

The new orchard at Kent's Hadlow College will replicate the scale, varieties and formats employed at the recently planted trials orchard at Pershore College in Worcestershire, which included 260 Cheerfull Gold apple trees.

Huxley has already collaborated on a "teaching orchard" at Hadlow, known as the Huxley Orchard, which was planted two years ago. But she told Grower: "While this new orchard will be planted alongside, it will be more a trials orchard for the benefit of the industry."


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