Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions
Is our Farm pushchair friendly?
Do you have disabled facilities?
Can we bring picnics?
What should we wear?
You can wear anything to our Fruit Farm, however we would recommend suitable foot wear for the fruit fields as they can be dusty in dry weather and very muddy on a rainy day! Otherwise anything goes, don’t forget your sun cream and hat or wellies for those puddles.
What can we pick?
We have strawberries available from May to September and other fruits such as raspberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, gooseberries and blackberries when in season through the summer. We also have some fruit and baby veggies available to buy from our shop but these are not available from the Pick Your Own (such as blueberries, beetroot, carrots, spring onions, eggs, rhubarb etc).
Can we pay on Card?
Can we bring our dog?
Dogs are welcome on a lead at all times on the grassed areas but not in the PYO fields or Strawberry Cabin.
Can we bring our own containers?
Yes, please do, just let us weigh them before you start picking. Alternatively, you can use one of our own containers for a small fee.
We grow several varieties of strawberries including Malling Centenary, Sonata, Flair and Malling Sunrise.
We grow both summer and autumn fruiting raspberries. The varieties we grow in the PYO fields are Malling Minerva, Glen Ample, Cascade Delight and Tulameen.
Our commercially grown blackberries are much larger than their wild hedgerow counterparts and as well as being great in puddings and desserts, they freeze beautifully so why not put some in the freezer for a ‘fruit boost’ in the winter months? We grow the varieties Karaka Black, Loch Tay and Loch Ness.
Blackcurrants are slightly tart and sharp fruits and are usually eaten cooked in jams, puddings and preserves. We grow a variety called Ebony.
We sell ready picked blueberries and as they a great source of Vitamin C and Vitamin K as well as containing high levels of antioxidants, they really are a ‘super fruit’ in terms of health benefits. The variety we grow here is called Liberty.
Current Variety: Invicta – the most popular green gooseberry; great for cooking or eating straight from the bush. Gooseberries aren’t sold in many places, meaning our Invicta variety are always in strong demand! If you’re a fan, you’d best get picking as soon as they’re ready to avoid disappointment.
In addition to their use in jams, puddings and preserves, redcurrants are also a great garnish to accompany meats and work particularly well with lamb. We grow a variety called Jonkheer van Tets.
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Manor Farm Fruits
(For SATNAVS please enter Manor Farm B78 3DF)
Strawberry Drive Thru