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5 things you didn’t realise were grown on the Isle of Wight

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5 things you didn’t realise were grown on the Isle of Wight

5 things you didn’t realise were grown on the Isle of Wight 2048 1365 Christie-Lee Booth

With it’s unique microclimate, the Isle of Wight is the perfect place to grow produce that wouldn’t grow in many other parts of the UK.

Along with some of the Islands more famous exports. For example; garlic, asparagus and tomatoes. The produce grown, farmed and made on the Isle of Wight is endless…

Here are our top 5 things you didn’t realise were grown on the Isle of Wight!

 

 

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Rapeseed

The good folks at Oil of Wight not only grow, but also cold press and bottle, rapeseed oil. Therefore providing a healthy, flavoursome and local alternative to olive oil for cooking. Studies show that using rapeseed oil could help to significantly reduce cholesterol.

 

 

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Apricots

Godshill Orchards grow fruit such as Cherries, Apricots, Green Guages and Plums with love, on the southern slopes of the Isle of Wight. The fruit is all handpicked to ensure you only get the very best produce. Apricot’s are notoriously difficult to grow and require certain temperatures and soil levels that not many areas in the UK can achieve.

 

 

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Boadicea Hops & Eucalyptus

Ventnor Botanic Garden teamed up with Goddards Brewery for a match made in heaven. Using, hand-picked Boadicea hops, grown exclusively at Ventnor Botanic Gardens, paired with Eucalyptus Globulus. As a result, they’ve created a delicious Botanic lager. Available to purchase through Goddards and in the Garden’s shop.

 

 

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Apples

The dedicated farmers of Quarr Abbey produce a vast range of fruits and vegetables in their gardens. The apples are grown in the orchard of over 120 trees. You can sample the apples in the form of Quarr Abbey Apple Juice, or Quarr Abbey cider!

 

 

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Sweetcorn

The sweetcorn sold in Farmer Jacks is grown exclusively at A.E Brown Farms. In addition, they supply the Islands well supported Sweetcorn Fayre held annually at Arreton Barns. Try your corn smothered in hot garlic butter – delicious!

Find out where to buy all of the produce mentioned and more, take a look at our local produce page.






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