National Fruit Show at Detling on 19th October

PUBLISHED: 01:16 03 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:05 20 February 2013

Jim Paice, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, will open the two-day National Fruit Show at Detling on 19 October

Jim Paice, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, will open the two-day National Fruit Show at Detling on 19 October. Now in its 78th year, the annual event organised by The Marden Fruit Show Society is the industry showcase, with stunning displays of top-quality fruit, competitions including dessert apples and pears, culinary varieties, apple juice, soft fruit and nuts.


And this year, for the first time, members of the public will help decide Kents tastiest apple.After the show closes on 20 October, many of the fruit displays will be taken to Countryside Live, bein gheld at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate on 22 and 23 October.


For more information. please contact Sarah Calcutt, MFSS Chair Calcutt: Sarah@yahoo.com or 07767783891.

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