Record footfall at National Fruit Show 2021

RECORD FOOTFALL AT NATIONAL FRUIT SHOW AS INDUSTRY CELEBRATES RETURN     A record number of visitors attended the National Fruit Show (NFS) on 20-21 October in Detling, Kent as the industry celebrated a return to in-person networking. One of the largest events in the show’s 88-year history saw a wide mix of new and […]

School Children Taste the Fruit of the Living Land

Over 3000 Kent Primary School children were given the chance to try different varieties of British fruit and juice at the Living Land event at the Kent Showground (7th May). Gala and Braeburn apple-tastingThe Marden Fruit Show Society stand offered samples of Gala, Braeburn, Rubens and Russet apples as well as Conference and Comice pears. […]

National Fruit Show offers chance to win £1,000 of Fruit Trees

Visitors to this year’s National Fruit Show will have the chance to win £1,000 worth of fruit trees, together with a magnum of Champagne in a free draw at the JR Breach stand. The lucky winner can choose from the “old favourites”: Bramley, Cox and Conference or from the new range of varieties and sports […]

National Fruit Show winners of the tastiest apple and tastiest tomato competition

The annual competitions for the Tastiest Apple and the Tastiest Tomato were held in Kent from 21st-22nd October at the 76th National Fruit Show. The whole length of the exhibition of show fruit – Norman Collett one of the three principal sponsors in the background. Hadlow College, Norman Collett and BASF are key sponsors and […]

Show Announces New President: The Right Honourable Michael Jack MP

The new Show President is the Right Honourable Michael Jack MP. No stranger to the fruit industry, working in produce before he became a parliamentarian, Mr Jack has been a Minister of Horticulture and is at present Chairman of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee. Michael Jack MP checks out this year’s cropOn […]

National Fruit Show competition fruit goes to Festival Place Shopping Centre, Basingstoke

After the National Fruit Show, which has been taking place in Kent since 1933, the stunning display of prize-winning apples and pears will again be travelling to promote the top fruit industry to Saturday shoppers.  Show Chairman, Jeremy Scott says, “this year we are off to Hampshire, ‘setting up our stall’ at the Festival Place […]