FAQs

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Where can we buy English Apples & Pears?

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During the top fruit season (August - May) it is relatively easy to find English apples and pears for sale all over the UK. Some varieties are harder to find than others. We attend many Farmer's Markets in London and Surrey. We also supply many Farm Shops and Greengrocers directly all over the South-East. If there is a variety in particular that you can't find, contact us and we will always try to help.

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Why buy English Apples and Pears?

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English apples and pears have the best flavour in the world! This is due to the climate found in the South-East of England. It is hot enough to develop the sugars and acids that create the depth of flavour, cool enough in the autumn evenings to stimulate the bright skin colours. There is enough rain to promote the juicy crunch found in newer varieties such as Braeburn and Pinova but not too much to make the fruit bland and watery.

The intensity of the light is also lower than most of the major apple growing areas in the world. This does mean that there are some varieties that we cannot grow because they require more light and heat than we reliably get during a season, Pink Lady is an example of this, but it does mean that the picking date is later than the rest of Europe. This extra time on the tree is the major factor in producing a superior flavour over imported fruit.

Also you are supporting local business, Horticulture is a very labour intensive sector. Whereas with a 200 acre farm growing wheat or corn would typically only employ one or two full time employees, we have 10 full time employees for only 30 acres, as well as another 15 part time employees when we are picking. Most of this money goes back into the local economy.

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How long will my Juice Last?

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When you purchase our juice, it will typically have a 12 month Best Before End date (BBE).

Because of the way the juice is made, it will keep much longer, with no special storage requirements. The juice does start to settle out when kept for a prolonged period of time, but a quick shake will put the sediment back into solution.