Keeping the pigeons off.
We hope to start cuttting asparagus on April 2nd.
Welcome to Fiveways Fruit Farm's Website
Fiveways Fruit Farm is a family owned soft fruit farm established in the 1930’s located in Stanway, Essex. Fruit grown includes Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Apples, Pears, Plums and also Asparagus.
Our staff here hope, you, our customers, have kept safe and well throughout the pandemic. We have been working on the farm throughout and have been fine. It won’t be too long before the sun will be shining and our asparagus and soft fruit will be on sale again.
This time of year we are preparing for the coming season. On days when there is little wind we re-skin the polythene tunnels ( we have over 70 ) to bring crops on early and we are planting strawberries and raspberries which will fruit later in the spring and summer. Some of our soft fruit plant material comes from Europe and, this year, there have been a few difficulties with the timeliness of deliveries.
All our soft fruit is grown in coir substrate and not in the soil and this means that we have not been held up with the run of wet weather in Jan and Feb. I understand from others though that vegetable growers have not been so lucky.
We also have Apple, Pear, Plum and Cherry orchards to prune, with this work due to finish by the end of March . A few weeks ago we planted some wonderful plum trees from F P Mathews and are waiting for Christmas tree transplants to arrive from Denmark. A new asparagus area is planned using modules rather than root, these plants are being propagated in Spain and we expect to plant early May.
Once we have produce to sell we plan to re-stock the vending machines at the Fiveways junction site. Produce will also be available at the new building off Warren Lane.
Where are we located?
Fiveways Fruit Farm (new shop site)
Fiveways Fruit Farm (old shop site)