Around 90 organisations, businesses and companies are booked into this year’s National Fruit Show – the top fruit industry’s showcase event which each year boasts a stunning display of around 60 metres of the best British top fruit.
In addition to feasting their eyes on this display of competition fruit, the crowds will be able to visit some newcomers to this annual event, which this autumn is taking place on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th October at the Kent Event Centre Detling, Maidstone. New exhibitors include Hans Wanner GmbH, a German producer of vineyard and orchard sprayers and WH Skinner and Sons – a long-established, Kent-based agricultural/arboricultural contracting business whose wide range of services include orchard grubbing, windbreak removal, dangerous tree removal, cultivations, timber extraction, farm road building, excavations and trenching.
The show also welcomes two palette manufacturers, namely Dawid Kudelka based in Poland, and Inka Pallets from Essex, as well as two new cooling companies – JD Cooling on stand S63 and S64 and Orchard Cooling on stand S72.
Maria Clarke, show organiser, said: “We have moved the show dinner back to the Clive Emson (conference centre) to allow more space for stands. Last year, closing off part of the Hendry for the dinner meant compromising on the amount of stand space. We are expanding each year so we want to be able to offer a greater choice of stand sizes.”
This year’s show is also supported by several major sponsors, including Avalon Produce, BASF, Agrovista and, new for 2017, agricultural machinery specialist NP Seymour. Sarah Calcutt, chairman of The Marden Fruit Show Society (which runs the show), said: “These four companies are vitally important and we are grateful that they provide support each year. NP Seymour has exhibited at the show for many years and we are delighted that they have joined as a major sponsor.”
Greenyard Fresh UK (part of the global Greenyard Group) is sponsoring the Bonanza Prize, which is a luxury five-night stay for two people in Cape Town, South Africa.
Visitors to the National Fruit Show can register and print their entry badge online by visiting www.nationalfruitshow.org.uk
Photo credit: The National Fruit Show