We operate in a purpose built facility with the latest technology to ensure high quality products are delivered to our customers. We implement the HACCP system and have a dedicated maintenance schedule to ensure all runs smoothly. We have our BRC accreditation and in 2018 we invested in state of the art inspection system to automate this element of our process.
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Grow & Harvest
For over 55 years Glass Brothers have been growing Bramley apples with new planting carried out in 2008, 2014 and 2018. We are continually looking to the future to ensure our customers receive the best quality fruit. We manage all our own orchards, our spray programme is overseen by a fully qualified agronomist. This means the correct products are applied at the correct time to ensure maximum benefit in set, yield and quality. We also have long established relationships with growers both locally and in the UK.
Harvest takes place annually from mid September to end of Oct. This is a manual process and managed by ourselves. Once picked the fruit must be cooled and stored.
Apples grown and harvested must be stored soon after picking, ideally within 12hrs. We have invested in upgrading our storage facilities with a programme started in 2011 and completed in 2017 resulting in all stores converted to ULO (Ultra Low Oxygen) storage.
Within these stores apples are maintained at 5% CO2 and 1% O2 preventing the apples from ripening. No chemicals are used in this process. The apples remain firm and green ensuring the customer has no variation in texture on bake off of their products or reduced flavour.
We have it all covered, the growing of the apples in the orchard, the storage on site through to the processing.