Organic apple is nation’s tastiest
National Fruit Show
Top fruit competitions at this year’s National Fruit Show saw a total of 127 entries across all the competitors with 35 growers entering the top fruit lasses one to 21.

Judging for the nation’s tastes apps saw an organic variety, Rubinstep, take the top spot. The winning variety was grown by Mole End Organics, and impressed the judges with its flavour and texture. The winning apple won best exhibit in class 18, which is for growers who have not won a first prize in the past five years. Paul Ward who farms in Cranbrook was delighted that is organic entry won the accolade.

He said “Rubinstep is actually sold in the UK under the name Blaze and originates from the Czech Republic. We think that Mole End Organics is the sole commercial provider of this variety of apple in the UK and has grown more than 100 tonnes this year. The fruit for the show was selected and packed by our farm manager, Ms Nicoleta Ionita, who was supported by her assistants, Tomasz Blawut and Kristyna Nelkolova

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