The Taste of Kent Awards 2018, organised by Produced in Kent, has begun with the first category, the Garden of England Champion tastiest soft fruit and cherry, judged at the National Cherry and Soft Fruit Show at the Kent County Show, Friday 7 July.
Magnum took first place in the strawberry category, produced by John Myatt & Co of Mockbegger Farm, Rochester. Magnum is a June-bearing strawberry variety, bred by Marionnet SCEA. It produces large, high quality berries with a sweet flavour.
The Taste of Kent Awards have been running since 2004 and are recognised as the outstanding annual showcase for Kent food and drink producers. The awards promote a wide range of categories and are open to all food and drink businesses across Kent.