“Inside British Factories” 13th August
Strawberry growing and jam making at Tiptree will be shown on ITV “Inside British Factories” on Thursday 13th August at 8.30 p.m. and will then be available on catch-up.
Chris Newenham guided the visitors through the strawberry fields and into the Tiptree New Growing System where the latest technology is used to ensure each plant receives the right amount of water and feed. Growing in the driest part of the driest county is always a challenge so the water conservation and sustainability are key to the success of strawberry production and delicious fruits.
The strawberries that do not go to the retailers for fresh fruit sales will be sent to the jam factory or to the distillers for fruit gin liqueurs. We follow the strawberries to the factory where Tracy Warren explains the jam making process: from washing and checking the fruit through to bottling and a chance to taste the jam on a home-made scone.
This episode will be available on catchup after 13th August.