Fruit and Veg

Fruit and veg in season this December

Written by Tom Moggach
December 09, 2019

Get here extra early this December - stocks fly out fast with the Christmas rush.

Fruit And Veg Market Report December 2019 Sprouts

Sprouts in all formats are in high demand. Below are kalettes, a cross between this plant and kale, which is also in season. The kalettes were kindly donated by wholesaler A S Thorogood.

Fruit And Veg Market Report December 2019 Kalettes

January King cabbage is another brassica on hand, along with British kohl rabi. Broccoli tends to be Spanish.

Fruit And Veg Market Report December 2019 January King

For fruit, leafy clems lead the pack amongst the citrus. But there's also a lot of intriguing and unusual hybrids. These, for example, are Moroccan-grown finger limes over at wholesaler Gilgrove.

Fruit And Veg Market Report December 2019 Finger Lime

The French Garden were putting on a show of rare citrus from supplier L'Agrumiste. No labels, though ... Reckon this is a Yuzu? Not long now until the first blood oranges, too.

Fruit And Veg Market Report December 2019 Yuzu

Don't forget English apples and pears, which are on excellent form and good value.

It's a great time for lychees and pomegranates.

Fruit And Veg Market Report December 2019 Lychees

Figs are now edging over to Southern Hemisphere.

Fruit And Veg Market Report December 2019 Figs

The season for Yorkshire forced rhubarb will start at the end of the month or early January. In the meantime, you'll find Dutch.

Fruit And Veg Market Report December 2019 Forced Rhubarb

Along with spuds, it's a fine time for roots. These are Jerusalem artichokes.

Fruit And Veg Market Report December 2019 Jerusalem Artichoke

Lovely bunched British beetroot.

Fruit And Veg Market Report December 2019 Beetroot

And Oca ...

Fruit And Veg Market Report December 2019 Oca

From the Continent, you'll also find chervil root, salsify and crosnes, along with puntarella, cime di rapa, artichokes, fennel, peppers, walnuts, hazlenuts, chestnuts and winter tomatoes such as jet-black Camone.

Garlic is a good buy. This is purple from Lautrec.

Fruit And Veg Market Report December 2019 Purple Garlic

And wet garlic over at wholesaler Gilgrove.

Fruit And Veg Market Report December 2019 Wet Garlic

Radicchio is building up speed. Not much Tardivo about yet, but Castelfranco and Precoce are easy to source.

Fruit And Veg Market Report December 2019 Castelfranco
Fruit And Veg Market Report December 2019 Precoce

See you in 2019. In the meantime, feel free to add comments or questions or ping us an email at hello@cgma.co.uk.

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