Major new stewardship campaign to launch at National Fruit Show

A major new stewardship campaign, set up to support the long term availability of the widely used insecticide chlorpyrifos, is being launched at this year’s fruit industry event, the National Fruit Show. Offering orchard growers the opportunity to register for FREE low drift nozzles (200 sets available on a first-come, first-served basis), the Chlorpyrifos: say NO to DRIFTcampaign aims […]

National Fruit Show reflective of the industry

The first National Fruit Show took place on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 October 1933, exactly 78 years later, the Show is still representative of its industry. British growers in the 1930s had plenty to contend with, orchards were often overcrowded some had other crops such as gooseberries and blackberries and in Kent many orchards […]

Bumper year for sponsors at the 2011 National Fruit Show

The National Fruit Show 2011, which takes place on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 October, has a full compliment of sponsors this year. The Show has four main Sponsors and this year, the longest standing Norman Collett will be a sponsor for the eighth year running. The company, formed in 1977 specialises in marketing English […]

The Best, the Tastiest and the Heaviest at the National Fruit Show

The Marden Fruit Show Society (MFSS), organisers of The National Fruit Show are delighted with one of the best ever number of competition entries this year. Sarah Calcutt, Chair said: “Each year the competition fruit display takes pride of place in the Kent Pavilion and is a centrepiece for the Show. This year sees a […]

The Best, the Tastiest and the Heaviest at the National Fruit Show

The Marden Fruit Show Society (MFSS), organisers of The National Fruit Show are delighted with one of the best ever number of competition entries this year. Sarah Calcutt, Chair said: “Each year the competition fruit display takes pride of place in the Kent Pavilion and is a centrepiece for the Show. This year sees a […]

Minister to open the National Fruit Show 2011

The National Fruit Show 2011 will take place on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 October. Jim Paice, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, will visit the Show on Wednesday. The MP for South East Cambridgeshire attended Writtle Agricultural College after which he started a career in farm management. The Marden Fruit Show Society, organisers […]

2011 Supreme Champion Juice winner embraces digital media

The 2011 National Fruit Show saw its first ever Supreme Champion Juice winner. Hill Farm Juice from Hill Farm on the Hampshire Downs where owners Chris and Carol Mason believe the micro-climate they experience is brilliant for growing apples and pears. The family-owned business has been making apple juice at the farm since the 1970s. […]

Marden Fruit Show Society Top Fruit Storage Day

Improved top fruit storage technology has extended the availability of fruit in the domestic market and has prolonged the English apple season. Since the beginning of commercial growing in the UK the evolution and innovation in storage technology and science has played a vital role for the retail chain. When it comes to the storage […]

Industry Specialists to speak at Top Fruit Storage Day

The East Malling Research Association Storage Day will follow the Marden Fruit Show Society’s Long Term Farm Stored Competition and Annual General Meeting. The event will take place at East Malling Conference Centre on Wednesday 28th March. The Marden Fruit Show Society, organisers of the National Fruit Show start the day with their Annual General […]