Garden of England Champions
Top Fruit Categories
The winners of Produced in Kent’s Taste of Kent Awards 2018, Garden of England Champions Top Fruit Categories, sponsored by BTF Partnership, were announced at the National Fruit Show Thursday 26 October.
Produced in Kent’s panel of judges tasted 80 varieties of apples and 15 varieties of pears from Kent growers on display at the National Fruit Show. Judges were required to rank the fruits’ texture, juiciness and crispness, with the top 10 apples and top five pears going through to a second-round taste-off before an overall winner was selected.
The winners are:
Garden of England Champions Top Apple:
Grown by AJ Bray, Faversham
Garden of England Champions Top Pear:
Grown by Banfields, Horsmonden
Cherry & Soft Fruit Categories
The Taste of Kent Awards 2018, organised by Produced in Kent, has begun with the first category, the Garden of England Champion tastiest soft fruit and cherry, judged at the National Cherry and Soft Fruit Show at the Kent County Show, Friday 7 July.
Judged on taste alone by both professionals from the industry and members of the public the winning varieties and growers for this year are:
Cherries – Class 60 winner Brian Piper, Filmers Farm, Loose, Nr Maidstone with the variety Van.
Strawberries – Class 70 winner John Myatt & Co, Mockbegger Farm, Rochester with the strawberry variety Magnum.
Raspberries – Class 80 winner John Myatt & Co, Mockbegger Farm Rochester with the Raspberry variety Tulameen.
For more information contact:
Stephanie Durling, Produced in Kent
Tel: 01732 853170