Devon raspberries continue to grow

A fruit farm in Mid Devon is continuing to harvest raspberries. It's the latest in the year they've ever done so at Stockley Pomeroy near Crediton.

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Late raspberry harvest is "new territory"

A raspberry farmer from Devon says the late harvest is a completely new experience.

It's the latest in the year they've ever picked the fruit at Stockley Pomeroy near Crediton.

Devon farm is harvesting raspberries in winter

It's a bit late in the year for raspberry picking. Or is it? Credit: ITV News

A fruit farm in Mid Devon is continuing to harvest raspberries and it's December.

It's the latest in the year they've ever done so at Stockley Pomeroy near Crediton. A mild autumn following an ideal summer has meant perfect growing conditions.

They're not ruling out being able to pick the fruit on Christmas Day.

It might take a minus five to actually stop them. Or the light levels. As the light levels drop as we go towards the shortest day, it could well be that they don't ripen properly.

But we'll just have to wait and see because it's new territory for us really - to be this far into the autumn.

– anthony thorne, Farmer

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