Our Scottish Berries
All our strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrants are sourced from the berry fields of eastern Scotland. Soft fruit from Scotland is considered to be some of the best in the world as the temperate climate allows crops to be grown for longer, resulting in stronger flavours.
Our soft fruit farmers are based across Fife, Perthshire and Angus and we work closely with each farm to source the highest quality berries, for every jar of Mackays jam.
Did you know?
- The soft fruit season in Scotland lasts from May to October.
- Elsanta is the UK’s most popular variety of strawberry, with it’s orange-red colour being the berry’s greatest asset.
- Over 15,000 tonnes of raspberries are grown in the Tayside region of Scotland every year.
- When picking your own raspberries, look for berries that are firm and dark in colour. Gently pull on the berry; if it does not come off easily then leave it on the bush, as this means it is not ripe enough to be picked.
- Blackcurrants are considered to be “superfruits” as they contain over 300% of the daily requirement of Vitamin C and many other nutrients.