Hi everyone and welcome to the June update.

At last the weather seems to have settled a little, it’s not exactly summer but at least we can hang our coats up. The late spring and flowering have meant that the fruit is much smaller than it would normally be at this time of year and we are still expecting the harvest to be a week or so late. The good news is that we look to have a good crop of apples and pears and lots of work for this season’s team. The thinning team will be starting next week and hopefully the work that they do will ensure that we also have a good yield of top quality fruit. Anyone who has worked at Broadwater before will know that this is critical as we are known for producing very high quality apples and pears and no doubt they will also have heard me banging on about quality and bruising many many times.

Hopefully the weather will be kind to us from now on and we look forward to a great 2013 harvest.