Top UK fruit producers continuing to grow, latest HortWeek ranking reveals

Rows of strawberry plants in a Charlton Farms polytunnel in Kent
Credit: Charltons Farms

Fruit Producers turned over £549m 2020 and £616m, revised now to £597m, in 2021. This year’s top 25 total £690m, up by around 16%.

While food service and eating out fell in 2020-21, more fresh fruit was bought from retailers, resulting in slightly patchy results from growers nationwide.

Defra’s revised figures for 2020 show the value of output from fruit rose by £118m (16.5%) to £836m from the previous year, mainly due to a rise in average prices.

The latest exclusive HortWeek Top 25 Fruit producers ranking outlines the performance of the leading UK fruit growers along with key information on crops and personnel.

The Horticulture Week Top 25 UK Fruit Producers listing is compiled from exclusive research by HW, with information from listed companies as well as publicly accessible sources, including Companies House, company websites and social media. Where turnover figures are estimated, they are based on figures published in the 2021 listing.

The full listing is available to HW subscribers only.


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