Kent berry grower scoops multiple awards, including for its Driscoll’s Reyna raspberries which will be sent to Buckingham Palace for Royal Family to enjoy

Clock House Farm's award-winning Driscoll's Reyna raspberries will be send to Buckingham Palace

Clock House Farm’s award-winning Driscoll’s Reyna raspberries will be send to Buckingham Palace

Clock House Farm is celebrating success at the National Cherry & Soft Fruit Show after scooping a raft of awards for its raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries.

The show’s organisers are sending a selection of the award-winning fruit, including Clock House Farm’s Driscoll’s Reyna raspberries, to Buckingham Palace to be enjoyed by the Royal Family.

The producer’s wins included two first prizes in the Supermarket Packs category, earning the Pask Cornish & Smart Cup; Best Exhibit of Raspberries for Driscoll’s Reyna; and first prize for blackberries with Driscoll’s Victoria. The farm also won first prize for raspberries in the Primocane Variety Class.

In addition, Clock House Farm landed second place in the Supermarket Class for its One Single Layer Case raspberries. Meanwhile, its Driscoll’s Zara strawberries were ‘highly commended’, as were its Driscoll’s Victoria blackberries in the Sweeter Eating Variety Class.

In the Taste of Kent category, the farm took third place with its Driscoll’s Zara strawberries.

Judges said they were impressed with the range and high standard of the fruit in this year’s show, which took place on 13 July at Macknade Food Hall in Faversham, Kent. The annual event showcases the best soft fruit and stonefruit produced by commercial growers across the UK.

Clock House MD Oli Pascall said: “We are delighted with the results – especially in view of the challenging commercial conditions of the last year.

“We believe our award-winning Driscoll’s Reyna raspberry is set to take the industry by storm due to its unsurpassed flavour and appealing shelf life.

“These wins would not have been possible without all the hard work of the whole team at Clock House Farm.”

All three Driscoll’s varieties – Reyna, Zara, and Victoria ­– had already won prestigious awards, receiving the highest possible three-star rating in the International Taste Institute’s Superior Taste Awards 2023.

At last year’s National Cherry & Soft Fruit Show, Clock House Farm won in both the Best Supermarket Class for Raspberries and the Best Supermarket Class for Blackberries.