Clock House Farm stormed to success at the 88th National Fruit Show, which took place 20th / 21st October at Detling Show Ground, Kent, earning the prestigious title of Best Fruit Exhibit in Show (NFU Southeast Prize) and Supreme Champion for its Braeburn apples.
This represents the first year that the farm has been named Supreme Champion following its top score of 99 points in the Braeburn class. As well as winning the enviable accolade, Clock House Farm is now also afforded the opportunity to present a tray of its award-winning fruit to the Lord Mayor by the Fruiterers’ Company, in addition to fruit being presented to the Queen and the Prime Minister.
As well as seizing the overall Best Fruit in Show prize, Clock House Farm also notched up wins in the Braeburn class and was just pipped to the post coming in second in the Jazz apple category. In the soft fruits sector, the farm won the Blackberries class and was awarded second place for its Strawberry Everbearers exhibit.
Commenting on the results, Oli Pascall, managing director of Clock House Farm said, “this is a fantastic result for us, which is even more poignant given the challenging conditions of the last year. Our mantra has always been simple, to create the perfect, environmentally responsible growing conditions to ensure we deliver exceptional quality fruit with a superior, unsurpassed taste performance. We are delighted to have been nominated Supreme Champion – a win that would not have been possible without all the hard work and unwavering dedication of the whole team at Clock House Farm.”