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.
Preparations for the 2018 Season are underway……
20k Flair strawberry plants have arrived from a specialist propagator and will be planted by mid February. This will be the first variety picked in April. More information on this variety attached.
The polythene on our tunnels is removed in the autumn to prevent wind damage in the winter. The strongest tunnels are skinned again in January and skinning will continue throughout the early spring until all 80 of our tunnels are covered.
A large amount of windbreak coppicing has been carried out by a contractor using a specialist machine. See pic. This wood will be seasoned under cover and used for logs for early 2019.
Apple, plum, cherry and Christmas Tree pruning are in full swing.
New cold store equipment is being installed which is more efficient and environmentally friendly and will be used for plant and fruit storage.
This summer two new varieties of raspberries will be trialled, Enrosadira from Italy and Paragon from America.
Currently available at the farm gate.
Seasoned Logs / Apple Juice
Where are we located?
Fiveways Fruit Farm