Richard grew the first strawberries 46 years ago after his university tutor gave him the idea. We now grow about 15 acres of strawberries on the farm at Sessay, for pick your own as well as supplying many local shops. We employ about 50 people on the farm during the summer months to help us pick all of our lovely fruit for our customers.
The strawberries are planted in May and are cropped one year later. These plants will produce excellent strawberries for three years before we plough them out and rotate them around the farm. moving them in five acre blocks.
We believe this is the secret to our great tasting Spilman’s strawberries! Our chosen method minimises the use of chemicals on our fruit.