Jazz has again been voted the UK's Tastiest Apple'after T&G Global's grower Baretilt Farm in Kent picked up the accolade at the UK's National Fruit Show.

Developed in New Zealand and first grown in Hawke's Bay, Jazz is a cross between Braeburn and Royal Gala. Today, it is grown in 10 countries under a closely controlled quality growing programme, managed by trademark owner and one of New Zealand's largest horticulture exporters, T&G Global (formerly Turners and Growers).

Jazz has won the award four times in six years, and earlier this year the variety became the UK's fifth-most popular apple with consumers spending $95 million in the past year, a 36.5 per cent jump since 2016.

The apples have grown in popularity as health-conscious consumers and the real food movement has grown and busy parents are seeking natural and nutritional food for themselves and their children.

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Sales in the UK are expected to soar over the coming years, with plans to plant an extra 250,000 trees in the UK by 2021.

T&G senior brand manager for Jazz Brenda Galbraith said: "We are delighted to be recognised as the tastiest apple in the UK. It sets us up nicely for the start of the new season in the northern hemisphere, which begins in just a few days' time."