We work closely with Tregothnan Estate, producing their rare and divine Kea Plum Jam. Tregothnan has pioneered many botanical firsts, using their expertise to nurture rare plants, shrubs and Camellia Sinensis (tea plants) within their unique micro-climate. As well as growing the first ever truly English tea and a vast range of plants that create the delicious herbal infusions, a diversity of lands also allows them to produce Cornish Manuka and wildflower honeys, along with their Kea plum jam.
Over 400 years ago, Kea plums were discovered growing beside a remote tidal creek on the Tregothnan estate. Unique to Cornwall, the plums thrive on just 20 acres of land lining the Falestuary. Tregothnan is working to protect these ancient orchards and to secure Protected Designation of Origin status for the Kea plum species.
During harvest Kea plums are shaken from the trees into a boat. The plums are then delivered to us in their original state and we borrow a press from a local vineyard based in Polmassick to remove the stones. Sugar is then added allowing the jam to reach a natural setting point. Once the dark, rich and delicious jam is created, it is then put into jars and labelled on-site.