Greenyard Fresh UK top fruit grower Bruce Lockhart has won first prize at the ‘East Kent Fruit Society Best Orchard’ competition with his Cox orchard.
It is a well-respected competition which has been running for over 80 years in different forms. The aim of the competition is to promote better growing, grading and packing of fruit. Next year will be the 50th anniversary of the competition in its current form.
This year over 50 orchards were entered the competition, growing a range of apple varieties. Judging took place over a two-day period by knowledgeable and experienced growers and agronomists from within the Industry.