A Perthshire farming couple will soon see their cherries for sale in Asda stores across Scotland thanks to a supply deal with Scotty Brand.
Rowan and Jennifer Marshall, who grow cherries at West Jordanstone Farm and Muirton Farm near Alyth, will supply more than 25,000 packs to Scotty Brand, the fresh foods division of potato giant Albert Bartlett.
“Many people don’t think of cherries being grown in Scotland, but we started growing them in Scotland eight years ago,” said Rowan Marshall.
“It’s a real rising star of Scottish fruit growing as the season is perfectly timed to complement the global market,” added Rowan.
“The slightly colder climate in Scotland means Scottish cherries are ready from late July, slightly later than the English season which usually finishes in August, and before other global cherry markets start to produce in great volumes.”