National Fruit Show 2015

The National Fruit Show 2015 took place in Kent Show Ground on 21st and 22nd of October.
The National Fruit Show 2015 took place in Kent Show Ground on 21st and 22nd of October.
The staff are busy registering the flow of visitors to the show.
The staff are busy registering the flow of visitors to the show.
The first thing you see when you come in is this huge apple from Core Equipment.
The first thing you see when you come in is this huge apple from Core Equipment.
The judges are busy crunching their way through all the entries to the various competitions.
The judges are busy crunching their way through all the entries to the various competitions.
Robert Jarvis from UniVeg tells a visitor all about the new Opal apple which will be on the supermarket shelves on 10th November. The Opal is a yellow variety and he explains that it can be a challenge to get consumers to try it but when they do they are impressed with the taste.
Robert Jarvis from UniVeg tells a visitor all about the new Opal apple which will be on the supermarket shelves on 10th November. The Opal is a yellow variety and he explains that it can be a challenge to get consumers to try it but when they do they are impressed with the taste.
Hannah Surtees also from UniVeg, pictured here with some of the apples.
Hannah Surtees also from UniVeg, pictured here with some of the apples.
Emma Grant and Natalie Pavich were present to tell visitors all about the London Produce Show.
Emma Grant and Natalie Pavich were present to tell visitors all about the London Produce Show.
Hannah Towler, John Hutton and Jo Hamms from Adama. The company supplies arable solutions to farmers, including fungicides, herbicides and growth regulators.
Hannah Towler, John Hutton and Jo Hamms from Adama. The company supplies arable solutions to farmers, including fungicides, herbicides and growth regulators.
Simon Farrow from HF, HarzFloor a company which provide flooring solutions.
Simon Farrow from HF, HarzFloor a company which provide flooring solutions.
Lovely apples: Kizuri and Golden Fizz from Carolus Trees.
Lovely apples: Kizuri and Golden Fizz from Carolus Trees.
More apples from Carolus Trees: Finnesse and Galinette.
More apples from Carolus Trees: Finnesse and Galinette.
David Bush from Ernest Doe with the Case iH Quantum 95F, the tractor are designed for different purposes within fruit growing, this can be different widths for the different fruit. The F in the name is fruit and other types of tractors have a V in the name for vineyard.
David Bush from Ernest Doe with the Case iH Quantum 95F, the tractor are designed for different purposes within fruit growing, this can be different widths for the different fruit. The F in the name is fruit and other types of tractors have a V in the name for vineyard.
Hilko Strik and Claudia Roelofs at Roelofs stand.
Hilko Strik and Claudia Roelofs at Roelofs stand.
Joan van Burg at Burg Machinefabriek from The Netherlands, with their Trayless Flowpack Infeed System.
Joan van Burg at Burg Machinefabriek from The Netherlands, with their Trayless Flowpack Infeed System.
Kevin Attwood, Kent NFU also Kent County Agricultural Society Chairman with Ross Goatham, AC Goatham at the NFU stand who had a competition to guess how many apples were in the pick up.
Kevin Attwood, Kent NFU also Kent County Agricultural Society Chairman with Ross Goatham, AC Goatham at the NFU stand who had a competition to guess how many apples were in the pick up.
Rik Henderson at the Affinitus stand.
Rik Henderson at the Affinitus stand.
Rachel Moles from fgs Organics.
Rachel Moles from fgs Organics.
Micheal Garner from Maxicrop UK Ltd.
Micheal Garner from Maxicrop UK Ltd.
Stuart Book from Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) catching up with Tommy Leighton from the London Produce Show.
Stuart Book from Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) catching up with Tommy Leighton from the London Produce Show.
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Jane Cusack, Nick Rainsley and Tom Johnson at the AgroVista stand.
Jane Cusack, Nick Rainsley and Tom Johnson at the AgroVista stand.
Alex Radu explains the different software models available from AgroVista.
Alex Radu explains the different software models available from AgroVista.
An impressive display of fruit from the competition entrants.
An impressive display of fruit from the competition entrants.
A nice group of rosettes fro Newmas fruit who won the NFU Best in Show with a huge score of 99/100 for the Cameo apple.
A nice group of rosettes fro Newmas fruit who won the NFU Best in Show with a huge score of 99/100 for the Cameo apple.
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More apples!
More apples!
Spraying machine from NP Seymour.
Spraying machine from NP Seymour.
Father and son, Tom and Richard Gaskin at TecnoFresh Consultancy. The company is currently testing equipment to accurately asses the extent of contamination after immigrants have boarded truck full of fresh produce.
Father and son, Tom and Richard Gaskin at TecnoFresh Consultancy. The company is currently testing equipment to accurately asses the extent of contamination after immigrants have boarded truck full of fresh produce.
Adrian Barlow from English Apples and Pears proudly presents the Love English Apples logo.
Adrian Barlow from English Apples and Pears proudly presents the Love English Apples logo.
Caroline Pomarede with the special fruit crates from JannyMT.
Caroline Pomarede with the special fruit crates from JannyMT.
More lovely ladies at the London Produce Show stand - Gill McShane and Linda Bloomfield.
More lovely ladies at the London Produce Show stand - Gill McShane and Linda Bloomfield.
Jan Taks at STAS Belgium who will be organising an International Stonefruit Conference in Baarlo, The Netherlands.
Jan Taks at STAS Belgium who will be organising an International Stonefruit Conference in Baarlo, The Netherlands.
Beautiful display from Frank P Matthews - Trees for Life.
Beautiful display from Frank P Matthews - Trees for Life.
The team at AgriCare.
The team at AgriCare.
Apples galore!
Apples galore!
The team at CESAB forklifts.
The team at CESAB forklifts.
The prizes to be awarded to the winners.
The prizes to be awarded to the winners.
Robert Storer at BASF.
Robert Storer at BASF.
James Simpson from Adrian Scripps.
James Simpson from Adrian Scripps.
Sarah Calcutt, Chairperson of the National Fruit Show.
Sarah Calcutt, Chairperson of the National Fruit Show.
Nigel Jenner - Chief Technical Officer at Avalon.
Nigel Jenner - Chief Technical Officer at Avalon.
Stuart Clark and Rik Connor at the Worldwide Fruit Stand.
Stuart Clark and Rik Connor at the Worldwide Fruit Stand.
Philippe Parageaud, Ivan Velasco and Tim Biddlecombe from FAST.
Philippe Parageaud, Ivan Velasco and Tim Biddlecombe from FAST.
Patrik Galivel and Vincent Boulbes from MafRODA.
Patrik Galivel and Vincent Boulbes from MafRODA.
Chris Cormac-Walshe and Andy Page with the 5100 GF John Deere, specially designed for fruit growers with lots of electronic gadgets.
Chris Cormac-Walshe and Andy Page with the 5100 GF John Deere, specially designed for fruit growers with lots of electronic gadgets.
Thomas Philp and Jack Davis from Laurence Gould Rural Business Consultants.
Thomas Philp and Jack Davis from Laurence Gould Rural Business Consultants.
The team from Plant Impact: Stefanie Hingley, Ignauo Vicente, Nick Moon and John McGillivray.
The team from Plant Impact: Stefanie Hingley, Ignauo Vicente, Nick Moon and John McGillivray.
Mariri Red and Opal apples from Botden & van Willegen.
Mariri Red and Opal apples from Botden & van Willegen.
Tony Burt and Jessica Bundock at The Royal british Legion stand, the organisation as well as being a charity for the British armed forces also manufactures wooden bins for the fruit industry, they made 6000 so far this year.
Tony Burt and Jessica Bundock at The Royal british Legion stand, the organisation as well as being a charity for the British armed forces also manufactures wooden bins for the fruit industry, they made 6000 so far this year.
A pig on a spit sending a delicious aroma around the hall.
A pig on a spit sending a delicious aroma around the hall.
The team from AG Recruitment Management were selling pork sandwiches to raise money for their charity which help sick children in Romania.
The team from AG Recruitment Management were selling pork sandwiches to raise money for their charity which help sick children in Romania.
Mehrdad Mirzee and Colin Carter from Landseer. They were the first company in Europe to distribute SmartFresh systems.
Mehrdad Mirzee and Colin Carter from Landseer. They were the first company in Europe to distribute SmartFresh systems.
Ele Stavaridou, Ross Newman and Helen Longbottom at East Maling Research.
Ele Stavaridou, Ross Newman and Helen Longbottom at East Maling Research.
Rob Orme and dean Mosdell at Concordia.
Rob Orme and dean Mosdell at Concordia.
Dom Preece with an integrated juice line from Core Equipment.
Dom Preece with an integrated juice line from Core Equipment.
John Keyte, Abbey van der Merwe and Tom Robertson at the YARA stand.
John Keyte, Abbey van der Merwe and Tom Robertson at the YARA stand.
Gert Brouwer - Greefa.
Gert Brouwer - Greefa.
Bradleigh Allchurch from Valente who provide orchard systems.
Bradleigh Allchurch from Valente who provide orchard systems.
Barry James from Burton and McCall promoting the tools from Felco.
Barry James from Burton and McCall promoting the tools from Felco.
The entrants in the NFU Apple Juice Competition, won by RH & JC Elgie – Bramley & Russet.
The entrants in the NFU Apple Juice Competition, won by RH & JC Elgie – Bramley & Russet.
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