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Blackberries

Chester – these large juicy blackberries are available from July to October, they have a fantastic dark colour and a delicious rich flavour

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Braeburn

  • Braeburn is one of the most important apple varieties.  It originated in New Zealand in the 1950s and is named after the Braeburn Orchards where it was first commercially grown
  • By the last decades of the 20th century had been planted in all the major warm apple-growing regions of the world.
  • Braeburn accounts for 40% of the entire apple production of New Zealand.
  • Braeburn are the most popular apple varieties globally
Bramley

Bramley

  • 1809 The first Bramley tree grew from pips planted by a young girl, Mary Ann Brailsford, in her garden in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England. The original tree is still there
  • British shoppers cooked approximately 94 million Bramleys in 2009, around another 94 million were used by food companies to make apple pies, sauces and all the other dishes that have Bramleys in their recipes
  • Bramleys are the only British apples available 12 months of the year – they store so well because of their low sugar content
Cameo

Cameo®

Newmafruit are the largest grower of Cameo® in both the UK and Europe.

  • Grown predominantly in the sunny orchards of Kent as well as other parts of England, the first Cameo® apples are available to buy in November.
  • Cameo® is a late season variety of apple which means that we can enjoy delicious British apples until late spring.
  • When tasting Cameo® for the first time, look out for:
    • a hint of grapefruit
    • a blended honey and citrus taste
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Cherries

Newmafruit Farms grow the following varieties of cherry:

Alberts Late Black
Bradbourne Blacks
Colney
Gaucher
Kordia
Lapins
Merchant
Penny
Regina
Sasha
Skeena
Stella
Summer Sun
Sunburst
Sylvia
Sweetheart

Comice

Comice

  • Full name –Doyenne du Comice
  • Comice are the sweetest and juiciest of all varieties of pears
  • Their flesh is very soft, and can best be described as creamy in texture, they are very full of juice, and very sweet.
  • Discovered near Angers, France in 1849.
Concorde

Concorde

  • Originally from England, Concorde are the offspring of Conference and Comice pears
  • Concorde have dense creamy flesh and have a delicate vanilla infused flavour
  • They are very versatile in that they are sweet and tasty when still crisp, lovely when fully ripe and are also very good for cooking and in salads

 

Conference

Conference

  • Conference pears account for 90% of all the pears grown in Britain
  • Pears are a very good source of dietary fibre. They are rich in sugars and contain small amounts of phosphorus and vitamins A and C.
  • With a long, thin shape and russet skin, Conference pears have very sweet and juicy flesh.
Cox

Cox

  • The oldest and best loved of English eating apples was discovered in 1825 by a brewer called Richard Cox in Colnbrook Lawn, Slough Buckinghamshire.
  • The first commercial orchards were planted in Hertfordshire around 1862 and were being planted in Kent by the 1890’s.
  • The Cox’s apples sold now are all descendents of this variety, selected for their great flavour and colour.
  • In the 2009/2010 season British consumers ate 152 million Cox apples
  • Cox apples are related to many different other varieties these include; Chivers Delight, Red Pippin, Jupiter, Kidd’s Orange Red, Laxton’s Superb, Rubinette, Sunset and many others
Discovery

Discovery

  • These are always the first apples of the new season.
  • Discovery did not come from a scientific breeding, they were literally discovered by an apple grower on a tree in the hedge of his orchard; grown from a pip dropped by a bird perhaps?
  • Discovery apples are a little like Beaujolais Noveau – their appeal is in being fresh and new, straight from the tree. They are a change from imported apples when they come into season.
  • They are at their best when served slightly chilled from the fridge.
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Egremont Russet

  • Egremont Russet is a classic English apple from Victorian times, this unique apple with a brown skin finish and a nutty flavoured texture.
  • Russets are excellent with cheese and are also one of the best apples to use for cakes, muffins and in sausages.
Gala

Gala

  • Gala is a cross between Kidd’s Orange Red and Golden Delicious
  • Gala is available 12 months of th year – from September to April from Northern Hemisphere farms, and from the Southern Hemisphere from April to September
  • Gala are naturally very sweet which makes them a popular choice for children
Jonagold

Jonagold

  • Jonagold was originally an American apple, its parents are Golden Delicious and Jonathan an old American
  • Jonagolds are usually yellow with a large flush of red, they are a very crisp apple with bright white flesh.  Their flavour is quite sweet but with a good intensity of
  • Jonagold are usually available throughout the year, the British fruit are usually available from October through to April
Kanzi

Kanzi®

  • Kanzi®’s parents are Braeburn and Royal Gala
  • It is an outstanding variety with a shiny red/pink blush, it has a rich tart apply flavour and a crunchy bite
  • Kanzi® is a late season apple available from Christmas through to Easter
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Plums

Newmafruit Farms grow the following varieties of plum:

Avalon
Blue Edwards
Jubileum
Marjories Seedling
Opal
Reeves
Seneca
Victoria
Damsons
Greengages

Sartan

Spartan

  • Spartan is a Mackintosh apple – this means that it came from Canada in the 1920’s.  It is cousin to the Empire apple
  • It is really distinct amongst English varieties in that it has deep red, very shiny skin and white flesh – a proper ‘wicked Queen’ apple
Strawberries

Strawberries

Varieties are carefully selected to produce great quality berries with excellent flavour as follows:

Elsanta
Linosa
Ischia
Murano
Vivara
Portola
Elegance
Various trial varieties

Worchester

Worcester

  • Worcester Pearmain is the second English apple to be picked each year.
  • Unsurprisingly they do originate from Worcester and were first listed in the 1870s, it is thought to be one of the parents of Discovery apples.
  • Many people think that Worcester apples taste a bit like strawberries, especially the very red ones