We take another visit to Wilkin’s Farm in Tiptree where the fruit is grown for the world famous Tiptree jam. In this podcast, we find out how the weather can impact growth even when the plants are under cover and what the best temperature is for growing strawberries.
World Radio Gardening reporter, Ken Crowther takes a visit to the fruit farm at Tiptree in Essex as the picking begins.
Established in 1885, Wilkin & Son have always shown entrepreneurial spirit. Starting out as farmers of soft fruit they diversified to jam making, going on to make marmalades, honey and fruit gin liquers. The company has now established a chain of tea rooms across Essex, the latest recently opened in Chelmsford. Scott Goodfellow explained to Ken Crowther why he thinks they are so popular.
February at Tiptree And Ken Finds Out About Some Of The Jam And Jelly Making.