Fruit Awards


Garden of England Champions

Cherry & Soft Fruit Categories


The Taste of Kent Awards 2017, organised by Produced in Kent, has officially begun. Kick-starting the awards, the Garden of England Champion tastiest soft fruit and cherry category was judged at the National Cherry and Soft Fruit Show at the Kent Show, Friday 8 July.

Sponsored for the very first time by the Kent County Agricultural Society, the category highlights Kent’s tastiest soft fruits. Lucy Hegarty, Show Manager from the Kent County Agricultural Society said “We are proud to be supporting this award. It’s the perfect fit for us as it’s judged at the Kent County Show. As a charity we continue to engage with the rural community and support them in a variety of ways throughout the year”. 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 A.C. Hulme & Son, Nr Canterbury with their Georgia variety
Strawberries – Class 70 winner Robert Boucher & Son, Sittingbourne with their Jubilee variety
Raspberries – Class 80 winner Total Berry (trial site) grown at Runwood Green Farm, Langley, Maidstone with their Paragon variety. This new variety has been bred for its flavour and will be available in the Autumn

To read the press release, go to the news page .


Top Fruit Categories

The winners of Produced in Kent’s Taste of Kent Awards 2017 Garden of England Champion Top Fruit Category, sponsored by BTF Partnership, will be announced in October at the National Fruit Show at Kent County Show Ground.

All Kentish apples & pears entered into the competitions will automatically by entered into the Taste of Kent Awards Top Fruit categories and will be taste tested and announced at the show.

The deadline for entering fruit in the National Fruit show is 1st October.

You can download the schedule and entry form


Garden of England Champions

For more information contact:

Stephanie Durling, Produced in Kent

Tel: 01732 853170

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