Janet Percival 

Janet Percival (Right) with Virginia Crosbie MP

Janet Percival co-founder Japels Cider

championed by 

Virginia Crosbie MP for Ynys Môn

In 2015 Janet noticed that many apple trees on Anglesey had an abundance of fruit going to waste and this sparked the idea to produce a Fine Welsh Cider on a commercial level.

Janets partner Ade was a biochemist and had dabbled at making cider as a hobby as a young man and 20 years later he met Janet and discovered they shared an interest in cider. They made their first small batch of ciders from apples that would have otherwise been left to fall and rot. 

Both yearned for a change of lifestyle so they moved to Anglesey. Janet made a plea via social media for unwanted apples and pears and was overwhelmed by the response. Offers of fruit came flooding in from single trees to orchards allowing them to set up the award winning Jaspels Cider.

The apple tree locations have since grown from 39 locations to 400 in 3 years providing a wide variety of apples from many well established and unique orchards on the island and across the Menai Strait.