Ford’s Farm is a citrus orchard specialising in Mandarins.

There are only two varieties of Mandarins available this season.  The Satsuma and Imperial Mandarins are early varieties.   Other citrus fruit ready for picking are Tahitian Limes, Oranges and Kaffir Limes.

The Imperial is a well known mandarin, it is very popular, and this year there is only a small crop, it is high in the trees and quite small but very sweeet.

There are still quite a few Satsumas still on the trees but due to the recent floods do not look their best.  The floods took a lot of fruit and left a bit of mud on some of the fruit, this has not affected the flavour (simply wipe off or wash the skins).  The birds have also taken quite a lot of fruit and left skins on the trees making it look unattractive, again this will not affect what is left.

Limes are plentiful and are perfect for picking and we have an abundance.  All the leomons have already gone, so there are none left.  The Cumquats are ripening early this year so some will be available.

Naval Orange (only a small number of trees) are ready.

There is Other Produce at Ford’s Farm

All our homemade produce will be available in the shed, this includes homemade jam, chutneys, butters, oils.  All our honey has been sold.

Expresso Coffee, Cappuccinos and Hot chocolate will be available.