Zara and Areko win big at National Cherry & Soft Fruit Show

The two fruit were named overall show champions at the annual event in Kent

Areko cherries

Zara strawberries and Areko cherries were the big winners at the National Cherry and Soft Fruit Show 2022.

Zara, grown by AJ & CI Snell in Hereford, and Areko, grown by AC Hulme & Sons in Canterbury, were named overall show champions for strawberries and cherries respectively at the event, which took place on 15 July at Macknade Food Hall in Faversham, Kent.

The show attracted over 25 different varieties of cherries, nine varieties of strawberries, 10 varieties of raspberries, plus British-grown blueberries, apricots and plums.

Other winners at the event included:

Highest points all classes

Brian Piper Partnership

Highest points for soft-fruit classes

WB Chambers

Highest points for strawberries

FW Mansfield

Best supermarket class for cherries

AC Hulme & Sons, Ash, Canterbury – Lidl King Cherry 400g punnet

Best supermarket class for strawberries

AJ& CI Snell, Hereford

Best supermarket class for raspberries

Clockhouse Farms, Maidstone

Best supermarket class for blackberries

Clockhouse Farms, Maidstone.