First raspberries in the UK appear in Aberdeenshire

First raspberries in the UK appear in Aberdeenshire

Usually a sign of high summer days, raspberries are making an early entrance this year, thanks to the efforts of Castleton Farm. Ross Mitchell oversees the 1,200 acres of arable and fruit production on the farm, which lies in the heart of the Howe of the Mearns in...
Growing cherries

Growing cherries

Last year, Castleton Farm picked and packed 8.5million punnets of premium Scottish soft fruit. The farm is well known in the region for the quality of its strawberries and raspberries, but it also grows 50 acres of cherries. And the cherry harvest season has just...
The berries are coming

The berries are coming

Summer is coming… and to prove it, Castleton Farm strawberries are about to land on the shop shelves. And that’s the start of an eight-month harvesting period for us. Castleton Farm is one of the most northerly soft fruit growers in Scotland. Poly tunnels and biomass...