Pictured: Colin Pratt inspects the crop of jazz apples in one of the orchards on the Leckford Estate in Hampshire ahead of the annual harvest next week.
Nearly 16,000 trees at Leckford will be picked for fruit in this year's harvest, with all the hand-picked produce heading to the shelves in Waitrose stores nationwide.
Fruit Farm Manager Colin Pratt said “The rain and cooler nights came just in time after a long, dry spell which has given the cox apples their vibrant red hue”.
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