The quince trees in the fruit orchards of Wilkin and Sons in Tiptree are waiting for the first frosts of the season so the fruit can be picked. The fruits are looking yellow and ready to eat. However, if you took a bite it would initially taste nice but leave an unpleasant sensation in your mouth as Tiptree farm manager Dan told Ken Crowther.

Growing rhubarb in a small space has become easier thanks to the development of a new strain perfect for whose living in flats. The stalks of Lilibarber grow to just four inches in height. The leaves can also be eaten as they contain lower levels of oxalic acid as a member of the Lubera team explains.