Meet the Grower


Andy Roe

Andy Roe

 

Andy has been growing tomatoes for 26 years at Flavourfresh in Banks, near Southport Merseyside where he is production manager.

During every growing season just under 3,000 tonnes of the fruit are produced in the 33.5 acres of glasshouse space. They grow 15 specialist varieties, selected for their intense flavour.

Flavourfresh, who have also recently started growing strawberries and blueberries, have won several prestigious awards for their tomatoes and have also been praised by Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc.

Under Andy’s guidance, they are at the forefront of developing new varieties with hundreds of new strains on trial every year.

Fact 10

Did You Know?

British tomato growers wash 4 million m2 of windows a year, that’s washing London’s Iconic Shard, 71 times a year.