Fruit Awards

 

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:
JAZZ
Grown by AJ Bray, Faversham

Garden of England Champions Top Pear:
Comice Pear
Grown by Banfields, Horsmonden

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Cherry & Soft Fruit Categories

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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 Karina.

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.

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For more information contact:

Stephanie Durling, Produced in Kent

Tel: 01732 853170