• Cherries for health

    Discover what makes cherries good for us as well as delicious

  • Big, fresh & seasonal

    Learn more about our British family farm which grows the highest quality local cherries

  • Blossom season

    See photos of our beautiful cherry blossom in full bloom ready for the season ahead

  • Welcome to English Cherry

    Welcome to the English Cherry Company! For 4 weeks every July & August, we pick delicious sweet red cherries from just under 2,000 cherry trees from our orchards in Bedfordshire. We sell our cherries through our farm shop, roadside stalls and local farm shops. For those further afield, we can send cherries in bulk by courier.

    We are the archetypal family farm, run by two generations, in the picturesque village of Aspley Guise. We are passionate about the quality of our produce, customer care and attention to detail. To support the best of local, British and seasonal produce; look no further. Look our for our blossom walk in April/May for an opportunity to come and explore the farm.

  • 2019 Blossom Walk

    We are delighted to invite all of our loyal customers to our annual cherry blossom walk which will be, a little earlier this year, on Monday 22nd April  2019 from 2pm - 4pm.

    Amble around the farm, take in the beautiful cherry blossom and have a chat to the growers too. Remember, we are a working farm, so please bring suitable footwear for uneven and potentially muddy ground.

    We look forward to seeing you then!

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  • Job Opportunities at English Cherry!

    We are now starting to make plans for the 2019 picking season. If you love working as part of a team, surrounded by nature please get in touch, as we are now starting to recruit for the 2019 cherry harvest.

    We will be looking for both picking and selling staff for approximately 4 weeks starting from around mid-July. 

  • Farming update Spring 2019

    The trees were netted in early April 2019 and look really well. Luckily the crop enjoyed a good cold winter with sufficient ‘chill hours’, but we are now hoping that the frost stays away at this critical point in the development of our product – ‘pollination’. All of our bees (bumble and honey) have now arrived and we are hoping for long warm days to ensure that they have the best conditions possible to do their job. We are able to marginally protect half of the orchard from mild frosts with covers, but of course this means that we need to supplement the covered trees with irrigation at the same time to ensure that they get sufficient water. It is a fine balancing act!

    This year’s blossom is 2-3 weeks earlier than last year, predominantly due to the unseasonably warm weather that we enjoyed in February when temperatures soured to the mid 20s for a few days. It is still too early to talk with any confidence about the 2019 crop, as we are now heavily reliant on nature doing its job in establishing a good fruit ‘set’ and cell division. We will keep you posted!

  • Gift boxes of cherries by mail order

    It is with regret that we will not be sending out our gift boxes of cherries by courier delivery this year (except for bulk orders over the phone (10 boxes +). The manpower, expense and regulatory issues of selling cherries online are sadly too onerous for a business running such a short selling season. We hope that you will be able to make a visit to the farm or one of our other outlets instead to collect your fresh cherries! 

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