Rubens roll of the dice at The National Fruit Show offers the chance to win a tasty £10,000

Norman Collett, the dynamic English fruit marketing group responsible for introducing Rubens into English apple orchards, will be providing trade visitors to The National Fruit Show with a tasty opportunity to win £10,000 cash.

The Rubens roll of the dice competition will put a bright spotlight on the six outstanding qualities and benefits that the variety offers English apple growers and buyers. Norman Collett, the official sponsors of The National Fruit Show, will invite every trade visitor to its stand to take one lucky roll of seven dice. The *trade visitor lucky enough to achieve a full house of seven sixes, with a single throw, will be awarded the massive cash prize of £10,000.

Sarah Calcutt first female chairman for The National Fruit Show, and business development manager at Norman Collett, is delighted to debut such an exciting competition at the industry’s leading fruit exhibition, an initiative that has been entirely underwritten by a specialist insurance company.

She said: “Economically there hasn’t been a lot to smile about in the British economy over the past year and we are thrilled to add some real pizzazz to both the Norman Collett stand and the whole event. This exciting competition will add a great deal of fun to the stand and the ‘sixes’ theme of the competition will highlight the six core benefits that an investment in Rubens will deliver to growers.”

Of the six benefits that the competition will focus on, Rubens offers growers a high quality, high yielding, well storing variety, whilst the competitively priced Class 1 variety delivers outstanding taste and texture. And when it comes to the financial crunch, Norman Collett will be re-iterating the message that Rubens is well placed to deliver a quick and reliable profit on investment, with yields in year one.

To ensure the industry has a chance to sample and experience the new star of the English orchards free of charge, Norman Collett will have a 300 kilo bin of Rubens to give away during the show.

The National Fruit Show, 20-21 October at Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone has become a major national trade event in the wider horticultural industry’s calendar attracting serious interest from politicians, policy makers and industry leaders. This year’s show theme of the Next Generation will focus on the products, services, machinery and people that are vital to the future of British commercial fruit growing.

There is no need to pre-register and entry is free to all trade visitors. Show opens 10am-5.30pm on Wednesday 20 October and 10am-4.00pm on Thursday 21 October.

*Whilst the odds for two or more people throwing seven sixes are remote, if a rare statistical phenomena delivers several champion dice throwers at The National Fruit Show, Norman Collett will enter all successful throws into a draw and the first name plucked from the draw on the last day of the show at closing time will be awarded the £10,000. Players must be 16 or over and involved in the fruit growing industry.

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