Crop Report 2 Jun14

We have seen the arrival of New Season Cornish which are looking great, their flavour is amazing but need to be eaten right away!

Gooseberries have suddenly flooded the market including Red ones!

The rest of the produce remains fairly constant from last week!

English Broccoli is in full swing! Along with English Peas and Broad Beans. These are really sweet and have a beautiful flavour.

English Salads are in full production, including Iceberg, Cos, Gem, Lolla Rossa, Lolla Biando and Oakleaf. English Spring Onions have started.

English Asparagus is coming to an end, price is high and quality not great! Jerseys are also readily available and fantastic!

Nutbournes English Heritage Tomatoes are really amazing this year and becoming very popular!

Wild Garlic has finished!

English Strawberries are fully available and fingers crossed should run all summer now! English Raspberries are getting better and better.

Chalk Valley English Watercress now in stock!

There is outdoor English Rhubarb. Primo Cabbage and Hispi, along with excellent Spring Green. English Cauliflowers remain good.

Good Candied and Golden Beetroot out there! English Parsnips, Swede, Turnips and Potatoes including Pink Fir! English Carrots have now finished !

WORLD WIDE PRODUCE

All this produce remains available!

Berlotti Beans have been spotted along with Red Spring Onions, Bunch Grelot Onions, Fresh Nettles! White Asparagus is in season on the continent. Rainbow Chard, Yellow and Green Round Courgettes. We have seen Black Radish and Cheltenham Beetroot, which is the elongated variety. Fantastic Italian Flowering Courgettes, Fresh Peas , Broad Beans and Flat Beans. There is Wet Garlic from Egypt and Fresh Almonds! Frais de Bois is available and Garette Strawberries, these are specialised and we will possibly need notice! (please be aware that these items are priced on the night so our sales staff may not have prices, we can always get you a quote!) The Dutch Season is upon us, your Peppers, Cucumbers and Aubergines will all be from Holland. English Cucumbers will follow soon! Spain is still producing Broccoli, Courgettes. French Leeks Mushroom Update—Cepes, Girolles, Mousseron, Morels and Pied Blue. Fresh Italian Truffles (we need 24hrs notice please). There is NO fresh Trumpet or Chanterelles at the moment. Excellent Sweet Potato and Butternut Squash from Honduras! Also great Asparagus from the USA. Mexican Spring Onions. All Beans are coming from Kenya, Fine Beans, Sugar Snap and Mange Tout. Spanish Flat Peaches, Peaches, Nectarines and Apricots all now readily available and getting better all the time! Spanish Plums are now in and better than a couple of weeks ago! Blood Oranges have now finished! Oranges from Morocco! Chilean Black Grape and White! Spanish Galia, Canteloupes, Watermelon and Honeydew. All Apples are now coming from South America! Blueberries from Spain, Chilean Blackberries and Dutch Redcurrants. Mango’s and Paw Paw are from Brazil, very good Indian Pomegranates. Brazilian Figs.

 

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