PLUMS: Available from the farm shop and for pick your
own from early August to mid September with Reeves, Victoria, and
Marjorie’s Seedlings as the main three varieties. Greengages and Damsons
are also available.
Reeves: (early August) – a very large round plum
with yellow/pinkish skin. Sweet and juicy.
Victoria: (mid August to
early September) The traditional English plum – a medium plum with a sweet
pinkish flesh and yellow to rose coloured skin. Excellent for making
Marjorie’s Seedlings: (September) An old English plum with dark
purple skin and yellow flesh, can be used for cooking.
Kentish cobnuts are a type of hazelnut and are available from September
through to December. The nuts are rich in protein and vitamins. They can
be eaten fresh with a little salt or can be roasted.
PEARS: We grow
Williams: An early pear (late August/early September).
Juicy and sweet with a creamy white flesh.
Conference: A major English
pear variety, long and thin in shape with a russet skin.
French variety with good size and superb flavour.
Beurre Hardy: A
medium large light green fruit, tender and juicy with a rosewater flavour.
Originated in France(1820).
QUINCES / CRABAPPLES: Excellent flavour for preserves. Quinces available from late September
PIPPINS HONEY: We have approximately 30 hives on the farm. The delicious honey produced is also available at the Farm Shop.
CHERRIES: We grow a selection of modern cherry varieties cropping in June and July. These are sold through a variety of local outlets.