Welcome to Fiveways Fruit Farm
Fiveways Fruit Farm is a 20Ha farm based on the outskirts of Colchester growing soft and tree fruits,
asparagus and Christmas Trees and is owned and managed by Alistair and Julian Mead.
All crops are sold direct from the farm, at many Farmers Markets and retailers in London and surrounding towns and through many East of England Co-op and Chelmsford Star Co-op stores In Essex.
Please note, we sell fruit from our shop in season April to October, BUT WE ARE NOT A PYO FARM. We welcome visitors on Open Farm Sunday which is on June 10th this year ( see separate web page on this event ) but there is no access to farm crops at other times.
Strawberry Picking is now in full swing……
and raspberries will follow very soon. Berries are looking and tasting great after a long cold winter.
Centenary is the main variety currently being picked. Apples ( available Sept on ), Pears ( available mid Aug on ), Blueberries and Cherries ( available mid June – end July ), Greengages /Plums ( mid Aug – End Sept ) all have a good initial set and are starting to ‘run-off’. Our thoughts now turn to what thinning is required of the developing fruitlets in order to improve fruit size.
New investments by the farm include, cold store equipment which is more efficient and environmentally friendly. All Blueberry plantations will now be grown under netting to protect the crop from damage by bird, insect and hail.
This summer three new varieties of raspberries will be trialled, Enrosadira from Italy and Paragon and Ovation from America.
Currently available at the farm gate:
Asparagus/ Strawberries / Raspberries from May 30th / Apple Juice
At the Farm Shop we are now able to provide contactless payment by Card.
This link is provided for reference for those wanting a PYO farm. Please note we sell ready picked fruit but we are not a PYO farm.
Currently available at the farm gate: Asparagus/ Strawberries / Raspberries from May 30th / Apple Juice
Where are we located?
Fiveways Fruit Farm