The Wilkin family have been growing a number of different fruits at their Tiptree farm since the 1800s. Andrey Ivanov the Farm Manger met up with Ken Crowther in one of the polytunnels to talk about their method for growing a successful crop of raspberries for their preserves and gin liquer.
The new growing system at Wilkin & Sons at Tiptree is up and running and have been growing strawberries for some time. Ken Crowther met up with Farm Manager Andrey Ivanov to find out how it’s all working out.
Ken Crowther has been back to the fruit farms of Wilkin and Sons in Tiptree as he tries to escape the frost and cold. He met up with Andre at the new growing system the company has been installing over the last year. Andre explained to Ken how the poly tunnel will work in the future.
The new polytunnel at Wilkin and Sons has now been finished and is planted for the season ahead. It has been a massive transformation from muddy quagmire only a few months ago to a being fully planted. The growth has been staggering as Chris Newenham explained to 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.