A constant demand for British cherries has revived cherry production. After suffering decades of decline, Nick Marston on behalf of British cherry farmers tells us “British consumers have supported us by increasing consumption by one fifth and sustained orders from retailers. We are able to invest in plantings all over the country, to produces high quality fruit”
This has led to a surge in cherry orchard plantings away from the South East of England. New plantings are taking place in the Midlands, Welsh borders and even Scotland, meaning that the UK has become increasingly self-sufficient during its own season.
Why not pop a punnet in your trolley when you next shop, and try out Delia’s cherry recipes.
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