• 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 out for our blossom walk in April/May for an opportunity to come and explore the farm.

  • Start Date; 7th-10th July!

    Our anticipated start date for the picking season is currently estimated at between the 7th-10th July. We will give a more precise outlook as we progress into July. Please sign up to our season reminder service at the bottom of this page for updates.

    Work is now starting in earnest as we look to prepare for the 2019 picking season. The trees were netted in April and still look really well. As we reported to over 300 of our loyal customers that attended this year’s record Blossom Walk on East Monday, our early varieties have indeed been hit by the frost, but some of the later varieties have developed well with both yields and quality holding up nicely. As a consequence, it looks like the season may be short and very busy!! We now need a fine balance between sufficient rain to swell the fruit and long sunny days to give them the best possible flavour.

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  • Varieties Update

    The fruit is maturing nicely and benefiting from a healthy cocktail of sun and rain as we navigate the final days of June.

    The first varieties will be Vanda, Summer Sun and Kordia.

     

  • M1 Bridge/Road Closure

    Road Closure – Please note that the bridge over the M1 between Salford and Woburn Sands will be closed for the duration of the picking season. Please (!) continue to support us by utilising either our network of lay-by outlets, or come to the farm (we would love to see you!) either via Junction 13 of the M1 or follow diversion signs to Aspley Guise.

  • 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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