Hotter climate and sunshine means British cherries are “additional candy” as the harvesting season will get underway, a Kent grower has mentioned.
Growers at Little Sharsted Farm mentioned it’s a “magical” time of the 12 months as British cherries can solely be picked over a number of months – and this season’s flavour could possibly be the “greatest yet”.
The Sittingbourne farm is amongst orchards round the nation together with Norfolk, Staffordshire and Perthshire which are seeing the fruits of their labour regardless of the chilly spring.
Sarah Neaves from Little Sharsted Farm mentioned: “Yearly is totally different and presents a brand new problem for us to overcome. This 12 months, while the crops quantity is down, the high quality is up there with the greatest we’ve seen.”
For the farm, which has been rising cherries since 1944, Ms Neaves added: “We have had excellent climate in the latest weeks main up to harvest, with loads of daylight.
“These elements have contributed to producing a few of the sweetest British cherries we have harvested to date.”
The farm is considered one of Berry Gardens’ growers and has its produce bought on the cabinets by provider Driscoll’s.
Driscoll’s cherry product supervisor Jon Hillary mentioned: “We’re delighted to see the sunshine arrive simply at the proper time as the cherries ripen on department, prepared for choosing imminently.
“Our growers are all predicting that the high quality will probably be greatest at school, so our prospects and shoppers alike can count on a summer season of flavourful cherries aplenty”.