WHELDONS FRUIT FARM
We have been growing fruit, in Suffolk, for over 70 years. Our farm lies in Gainsborough countryside close to the market town of Sudbury. We have a number of orchards to explore with both traditional and modern varieties of apples and pears. We started growing soft fruit for PYO sales in the 1970’s, and in 2006 we began growing our own vegetables.
Three generations of the Wheldon family work on the farm. There is a dedicated team of employees who have amassed, over the years, a wealth of horticultural experience.
NATURE IN OUR HANDS
Our orchards provide cover and sustenance for a variety of wild life.
Honey and bumble bees are very beneficial to the pollination of our fruit. They transfer the pollen from blossom to blossom.
As well as the common blackbirds, thrushes and chaffinches we have had large flocks of fieldfares this winter much to the delight of our local RSPB representative. They have come south because of the cold weather and were feeding on the discarded, hail damaged Jonagolds.
Our indigenous mammals range from the small voles, mice, stoats and weasels, through hares, rabbits, foxes and badgers, to very shy deer. Both the birds and the animals feed on any fruit left on the orchard floor after picking.
Passing dogs, being walked, have also been known to enjoy a fallen apple.