New Sandringham fruit drink impresses show judges

The Juice Plant. Pictured Andrew Jarvis  and Dawn Brack with some samples of their produce at Flitcham. ANL-160621-133205009
The Juice Plant. Pictured Andrew Jarvis and Dawn Brack with some samples of their produce at Flitcham. ANL-160621-133205009
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A new blend of fruit juice just launched by Sandringham Apple Juice has already tasted success at national level.

Business owner and fruit grower on the Sandringham Estate, Andrew Jarvis, has recently added to his juice range a blend of home-grown apples with blueberries grown at Fair Green.

His apple and blueberry product took second place in the 2016 National Fruit Show blend fruit juice class while his Egremont Russet juice was also awarded a second place in the single variety class. Judging took place in March and the presentations will take place in October when the show is held in Kent.

Said Andrew, who lives at Flitcham: “The apple juice is pasteurised in the bottle so that the taste is locked in. The apple and blueberry juice is packed with lots of vitamin C.”

He has worked on the fruit farm at Sandringham Estate for 21 years, tending the orchards and pressing apples for juice. Three years ago there was a restructure and he opted for a management buy-out. “With so much experience, I decided to set up on my own. I produce eight varieties of juices which range from the Bramley, which is fairly dry, to the Egremont Russet, which is a sweet variety.”

His products are supplied to restaurants, farm shops, delicatessens and numerous retail outlets, both locally, such as the Sandringham Visitors Centre, and further afield. “I supply the juices which are used at garden parties at Buckingham Palace and Holyrood Palace,” he said.

The apples are grown on the 30-acre farm, leased from the royal estate. He employs Dawn Brack as his assistant.