Part of the apple family, the fruits of the quince are used to produce the traditional jelly. However, unlike an apple the fruit is much harder and has to be sliced to be eaten. The growers at Wilkin and Son in Tiptree check the quince on a weekly basis to see if they are ready to be picked as Andrey Ivanov told Ken Crowther.
At Wilkin & Sons in Tiptree they have been extending their Jubilee orchard where they grown quince. Farm manager Chris Newnham spoke to Ken Crowther about the orchards and how successful the raspberry crops have been.