Pick your own
ALL PYO HAS NOW FINISHED TILL SPRING 2024
At Clive’s, we pride ourselves on our P.Y.O set up. We have strived over the years to make it easier for the general public by developing and enhancing current growing and picking systems. The poly tunnels are located next to the farm between the farmyard and the old Upton-Malvern railway line. We can usually meet all your soft and top fruit needs, a quick phone or email and we can help. If you are visiting as part of a group it is best to ring in advance to check availability.
STRAWBERRIES - FINISHED FOR THE SEASON
Our first fruit of the year is strawberries . We grow Elsantas using a table-top system in polytunnels. This makes it easier for the public as there is no bending down and come rain or shine you can still pick in the dry. We aim to stagger our crop from June to August so you can pick throughout the hotter months.
Strawberries were first grown on the farm in the 1960s when Mr Felix Clive became a pioneer of PYO. Since then we have gone from the traditional ground-grown plants with straw to the more modern table-top and state of the art irrigation system. We pick our fruit for the farm shop and can usually accommodate bulk orders for special events.
All our Strawberries are grown in “Table top troughs” filled with Peat, which means you can pick without bending down!!
Strawberries and raspberries are all grown in tunnels, so should the weather turn inclement you and your pickings can remain dry
Pumpkins - NOW FINISHED
Get in to the feel of autumn and pick your own Pumpkin (or ready picked in our Farm
- Field open 10am – 4pm
- Tuesday – Saturday ~ Last admission 3.30pm
- Sunday ~ Last admission 3.00 pm
- Wellies are highly recommended
RASPBERRIES - FINISHED FOR THE SEASON
Again grown in polytunnels, we grow raspberries in pots on long canes. We have Glen Ample, Glen Fyne and Tullameen varieties. We aim for these to be ready by late June and continue until August. We aim to plant more raspberries in a new patch for PYO and in order to have enough raspberries to blend with our apple juice.
CHERRIES - finished for the season
Beautiful cherries from our cherry tree orchards . We have many different varieties of cherries growing which include Kordia, Sunburst, Stella, Skeena, Regina, Merchant & Penny.
Plums - finished for the season
The heart and soul of the Worcestershire fruit industry used to be plums, at Clive’s we strive to maintain this. As other growers grub up plums we endeavour to plant more and new varieties.
Our plum season runs from July through to September. We grow: Victoria, Heron, Swan, Opal, Valor, Jubilee, Jubilee, Monarch, Edda, Herman, Blue Tit, Jojo, Seneca, Haganta, Yellow Egg, Burbank, Prolific, Purple Pershore and Damsons. We have just planted some newer varieties including Ferbleur and Meritare.
APPLES - only ready picked available
The apple harvest begins in mid-August with Discovery. PYO apples then carry on until October.
We grow Discovery, Worcester, Egremont Russet, Herefordshire Russet, Red Windsor, Cox, Queen Cox, Vistabella, Royal Gala, Gala Must, Howgate Wonder, Bramley, Scrumptious, Katy, Spartan, Crispin, Jonagored, Ida Red, Falstaff, Braeburn, Honeycrisp, Pinova, Ashmead’s Kernel, Kidd’s Orange Red, Pink Lady, Jonathan, Golden Delicious and Grenadier.
Most of the above are available for PYO but all are available at some stage in the autumn and winter months in the shop
PEARS - only ready picked available
The last fruit in the PYO calendar, the pears, are available to pick Sept-Oct and in the shop until the new year. The main varieties grown are Conference, Comice and Concorde. The lesser known and lesser grown are William Pears (the first pear of the season), Beurre Hardy, Emile d’Heyst, Durondeau, Invincible, Celebration and Sensation.
If you fancy planting your own trees please check out our friends at Tenbury Wells. They will be able to help you will all your tree needs.
Please be advised that we may have to close the PYO fields at short notice, as we are unable to control both the demand and the weather, however we will keep the website, PYO hotline and all forms of social media updated, so we advise you check before you make your journey.
We do want to offer this as a fun filled day out for all the family, however ensure you follow our rules and you won’t miss out on the delicious fruit that we have worked so hard to produce throughout the year.
Therefore, it is our aim to create the safest possible environment within the field for our wonderful customers, and also for our amazing staff. To do this we have implemented a set of rules and procedures to ensure health and safety is at its absolute highest:
1. There is no need to book, we will have a maximum number of people in the field at one time, this number will depend on how many tunnels we have open on the day. This will be closely monitored by our staff, so please be aware there may be a short wait during peak periods.
2. We will expect all customers to respect other pickers.
3. We ask that no one eats the fruit until it has been thoroughly washed at home.
4. No dogs allowed in the PYO fields
5. All fruit picked MUST be paid for, you MUST NOT leave picked fruit in the field
If anybody is not adhering to the rules under the circumstances they will be asked to leave the FARM, IF the PYO fields are closed, you may not enter.
We thank you for your cooperation and hope your enjoy your PYO experience!