It’s early days for British growers. Only asparagus, wild garlic and
Jersey Royal potatoes are now in season. Salads will be along
soon. April will see the first homegrown tomatoes too, grown
under glass. For fruit, we’re looking to Spain for our berries and
further afield for stone fruit such as plums and cherries.
Nashi pears are now in season. If you’ve never tried
them, they have a fabulous crisp fl esh and fl avour that
hovers between an apple and pear. Nashis are excellent
with cheese or in salads. Try them in a mixed salad with
blue cheese, nuts and masses of fresh herbs.
It’s always wise to have a stash of dried
fruit. They are the perfect pick-me-up,
ideal for snacking and full of natural
sugars. We source top quality raisins,
apricots, cranberries and more. Don’t
forget our range of mixed nuts, too.
Did you know that bananas are the
most popular fruit? On average, we
eat 10 kilos each every year in Britain.
This fruit is a fantastic source of
carbohydrates, fibre, potassium and
Enjoy it while you can – we’re now edging
towards the end of the citrus season in
Southern Europe. We can offer terrific oranges
from Spain and Italy, bite-sized kumquats, late
season easy-peelers and more…
Soft fruit in the UK is still ripening, so Spanish
growers are sending us blackberries, blueberries
and raspberries. Quality is exceptional. Not long
now until strawberries are ready, too. We tend to
wait until we’re happy with their flavour – early
crops are often a little dull.
Packed with vitamin C, the kiwi fruit has become
a staple in Britain. New innovations include
golden kiwis, with a more tropical flavour, and
kiwi berries – snack size fruit with smooth skin
picked from a vine related to the larger kiwi fruit.
One of our favourite exotics – also known as
carambola. The whole fruit is edible, including the
skin. Star fruit has a clean, refreshing flavour and
firm texture reminiscent of grapes.
Try in an exotic fruit salad.