Continued increases in the English strawberry and raspberry crops have been predicted again this year by Nicholas Marston, MD of KG Fruits.
He said total national strawberry production rose 22% to 23,729 tonnes last year. And raspberries had followed suit with a 32% increase to 1,387 tonnes.
KG Fruits celebrated what chairman Angus Davison called a "cracking year" in 2002.
Total turnover, which includes imports, reached £71m with English fruit's share being £51.1m.