Garden of England Champions
Cherry & Soft Fruit Categories
The Taste of Kent Awards 2019, 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 Carmen.
Strawberries – Class 70 winner John Myatt & Co, Mockbeggar Farm, Rochester with the strawberry variety Magnum.
Raspberries – Class 80 winner Total World Fruit with the Raspberry variety Ovation.
Blackberries – Class 90 John Myatt & Co, Mockbeggar Farm, Rochester with the Blackberry variety Incentive.
Top Fruit Categories
The winners of Produced in Kent’s Taste of Kent Awards 2019, Garden of England Champions Top Fruit Categories, sponsored by BTF Partnership, will be announced at the National Fruit Show Thursday 24 October.
Produced in Kent’s panel of judges will taste around 80 varieties of apples and 15 varieties of pears from Kent growers on display at the National Fruit Show. Judges are 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 is selected.
For more information contact:
Stephanie Durling, Produced in Kent
Tel: 01732 853170