Tiptree grow a wide range of traditional English fruits and use them to make conserves, condiments, and other treats. They received their first Royal Warrant from George V in 1911, and remain Royal Warrant holders as purveyors of Tiptree Products to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Chris Newenham, Joint Managing Director says “The Wilkin family have been farming in the area since 1757, and making quality preserves there since 1885. Our head office and factory are based locally in Tiptree, various key parts of our business, such as farm land, two Tiptree Tea Rooms and our distribution hub, are located in the Maldon District, where we enjoy being a part of the local community.”
The Wilkin & Sons farm is LEAF Marque accredited (Linking Environment And Farming), with local crops including strawberries, raspberries, mulberries, Morello cherries, rhubarb, damson, Victoria plum, greengage, quince, and the curious medlar. Tiptree's signature fruit is the Little Scarlet strawberry, a tiny wild variety, that is very difficult to grow and to harvest, but it is worth it for the depth of flavour that it provides.
Tiptree products are made to cherished recipes and are free from artificial colours and flavours. Inspected and prepared by hand then cooked in small batches using traditional, copper-bottomed pans. A world famous supplier of an extensive range of conserves, marmalades, honeys, sauces, condiments, mayonnaise, alcoholic spirits, fresh fruit, teas, cakes, biscuits, fruit juices, gift packs, Christmas puddings, and even natural wax candles.
From farms in the Maldon District, Tiptree products can be found in over sixty countries across the world, available in fine retailers, premium hotels and quality airlines.