The largest conference pear orchard the UK has seen for 40 years is being planted on a fruit farm in Kent.
It is hoped that modern growing techniques and technology, mean it will be able to compete with European imports, making it easier to buy a local pear -- from local shelves.
The industry has been in decline but its hoped the new orchard will help it flourish. Sarah Saunders reports.
The interviewees are Nigel Stewart, Technical Director; and Edwin Martin, a local food promoter.
Is one day of sunshine going to be enough to save our fruit crops in the Garden of England? Sangeeta spoke to Mike Roser at the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale in Kent, and asked him what effect the drought and then the wettest April on record has had on the fruit trees?