Newmafruit Farms Cameo entry in Class 10 at the National Fruit Show, has won the coveted NFU South East ‘Best Exhibit of Apples or Pears in the Show’. The entry of Cameo grown in Lower Downham orchard at Bekesbourne gained a magnificent 99 points from a maximum 100. The entry of Cameo apple also came second in the National Fruit Show ‘Tastiest Apple’ just behind the winning variety Rubens.
Newmafruit’s prize list includes: the Richard Hochfeld Cup for the winning entry of Kanzi, Cornwallis Cup for Cameo, NFU South East Best in Show Award, Roderic Sarson Memorial Trophy for the best all round exhibit, Stokes Bomford Rose Bowl for Best Exhibit of Dessert Apples and the Fruiterers Company Medal for Dessert Apples.
The winning Cameo will be taken by the National Fruit Show Chairman, Sarah Calcutt to Buckingham Palace where HM The Queen will enjoy the delicious flavour and fantastic eating of the Cameo variety. The same apple also won ‘Kent’s Tastiest Apple’ as part of the Taste of Kent Awards. The competition sponsored by BTF Partnership saw a panel taste over 60 different apples from around Kent.