Producing the Goods

Crapes Fruit Farm

There are many commercial orchards in Essex, where they enjoy a warmer and drier climate. Andrew Tann’s enterprise is different in many respects in that he grows over 150 varieties of apples in his 15 acre orchard, most of which are sold direct by mail order.

Different mixes of apple varieties are available through out the season, from August to January, from 7lbs to 20 lbs, including Apple Day Gift Boxes. Cherries, plums, quince, medlar and apples are available from the farm shop, which is open Monday-Saturday 8.00am – 5.00pm.

Andrew is an authority on top fruit, and is a great enthusiast. He is in great demand to identify mystery apples people bring from their gardens to Apple Days.

Contact: Andrew Tann
Crapes Fruit Farm,
Aldham, nr Colchester, Essex CO6 3RR
+44(0)1206 212 375, e-mail: andrew.tann1 [at]