The mid season variety that was once so prevalent and well known throughout the 1970's and 1980's that it was often referred to under it's seedling name of Cambridge 142, Cambridge Favourite was by far the most popular variety of all before gradually becoming superseded. But it remains a garden variety with a certain following and the plant hasn't lost any of it's vigour or merits. The characteristic large, floppy, pale leaves remain relatively untroubled by disease and the good crop of pale orange, mostly rounded fruits, ripen mid season. In it's day the flavour was sometimes unfavourably described, but compared to some of todays modern varieties it is decidedly good, mild, sweet and with a softer flesh than many modern commercial varieties. It suits eating fresh and makes wonderful jam, and also freezes well. The plants establish easily and quickly; a good runner producer.
Mid-season variety providing a heavy crop of quality fruit with a good flavour. Excellent for jam, and all purposes. Can also be grown under cloches and in pots, a regular and heavy cropper. The standard variety to which all other varieties are compared, ideal for beginners and experienced alike.
Plant this variety 15" apart; establishes well at virtually any time of year.