The Fruit Growing industry includes some 6,350 fruit growers, growing some 395,000 tonnes of fruit a year. Soft fruit, particularly strawberries and raspberries, are the most common fruit grown in the United Kingdom. Apples, including those used for eating, cooking and cider production, are also widely grown, as well as pears, plums and cherries. The industry only produces about 10% of the fruit consumed in the United Kingdom, with bananas, oranges and tropical fruit unsuitable for British conditions.
This industry comprises businesses involved in growing a wide range of fruit, generally outdoors in orchards or glasshouses.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.