We have been farming at Tillington fruit farm since 1909. At Tillington we grow apples for eating, juicing and cider making, as well as pears and cherries. Bees are also kept on site for honey and pollinating the fruit trees. We have many varieties of apples at Tillington, including our very own historic variety, The Tillington Ladies Finger, used in our premium cider.
In 2008 we bought an orchard containing as many as 1,000 varieties of rare and endangered apples at the brink of extinction. This orchard is now at Tillington being used as part of our limited edition Co-operative Farms Truly Irresistible Tillington 1,000 pressed apple juice.
Tillington is located in the farming county of Herefordshire, England, only 8km from Hereford town. This is a beautiful location, renowned in the UK for its green, hilly landscape and abundant wildlife. Check our ‘where we farm’ map to see where in England Tillington is.
We employ many temporary staff every year during harvest to help us with our apple picking. Some will come in their own caravans and those who don’t may stay in our purpose built hostel accommodation. The state-of-the-art hostel was built in 2008 and is fully equipped with a high specification kitchen, living room, patio, laundry room and bathrooms.
How to apply
We recruit our apple pickers from June each year, for work beginning in August through to October. Pickers work 6 days a week on competitive rates in line with the Agricultural Wages Board.
To apply please follow the link to fill out a form.