Angus Soft Fruits
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Ten years ago, the Seaton System was developed by a team of farmers working from East Seaton Farm, near Arbroath. This system of table-top polytunnel growing, that allows fruit and vegetables to be grown free of pesticide residues, has produced a successful supermarket range called Good Natured Fruit, and a variety of strawberry named AVA after the woman who first created it. AVA and other popular strawberry varieties are grown at East Seaton Farm, which supplies major supermarkets in the UK. They also grow and supply raspberries, blueberries and blackberries, importing from across the world when the Scottish season is over.
Reviews & features
How science in Angus has changed international farming9 Jul 2012
A hotbed of farming research, many eat the fruits of Angus' labour
Whisky, luxury fruit juice and supermarket strawberries might not, on the face of it, have much in common. Yet, as Hannah Ewan learns, they’re all the focus of research and innovation being put into practice in Angus’ fields.