Soft Fruit

Soft Fruit

 

We specialise in growing high quality Strawberries for the Major Supermarkets.

Strawberries

We grow a number of different varieties to ensure that we produce high quality and flavour throughout the season. We start in Mid april with crops that are grown under glass, we then move onto our crops grown under polytunnels from April through until early November.

Packhouse

All of our fruit is hand picked direct into punnets then taken to our on farm packhouse where it undertakes rapid cooling to maintain the maximum fruit quality.

Our packing lines and weighing scales are fully automated enabling packing line staff to quality check, weigh, seal and label fruit efficiently for same day dispatch to supermarkets.

The packhouse can pack in excess of 4,500 punnets per hour and 1600 tones of fruit a season.

Facilities

Due to the crops that we produce we have invested in specialist facilities, these include Grain handling and drying facilities, potato grading and storage and a fully BRC accredited Pack house for our Soft fruit Enterprise. We do have spare capacity within some of these, if they are of interest please contact us.

Our Divisions

E. C Drummond is a diverse and dynamic agricultural business. Because of its diversity, the business is structured into three operating divisions: