A production team from AC Goatham & Son, based out of Rochester in the UK, has been planting new British Conference pear trees at Swanton farm, Sittingbourne. The team was led by Director of Farming Peter Bukowski and has been busy planting the British Conference pear trees by hand. The new orchards will be completed in the New Year with pollinator trees.
Bukowski: “I’m very proud of the fantastic work by our dedicated wire work team, they managed to put up just over 512,000 bamboo canes. There is no one in the industry who would come close to that achievement. My sincere thanks to all those guys involved, no doubting the fact they have worked extremely hard.”
New orchards are planted throughout the winter months, once harvesting has finished and whilst the trees are dormant.