Alex James is in Kent visiting one of the country's biggest orchards. Fruit producer, Paul Mansfield, of FW Mansfield and Son, is a finalist in this year's BBC Farmer of the Year category. Paul farms around 3000 acres and harvest approximately 15,000 tonnes of apples and pears. The company developed from a 20 acre smallholding 40 years ago to now be the largest apple and cherry producer in the country. Alex James and fellow judge, Michael Jack, discover if mass production can be done environmentally sensitively and why so many apples are imported when the UK could be entirely self-sufficient in them.
Producer: Martin Poyntz-Roberts.

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