Fruit and Veg

Fruit and veg in season this June

Written by Tom Moggach
June 04, 2019

Flavours of the month? Stone fruit and soft fruit - both on fine form.

It's peak cherry time - although no English quite yet. Most come from Spain and are eating well (always sample before you buy).

Fruit And Veg Market Report June 2019 Cherries

Flat peaches, a.k.a. donuts, are always popular. Flat nectarines, however, are a rarer find.

Fruit And Veg Market Report June Flat Peach

There is high demand for blush apricots. Italian growers lost some volume due to heavy rainfall. The French season is just underway.

Fruit And Veg Market Report June 2019 Apricots

For soft fruit, I spotted the first red dessert gooseberries over at Gilgrove. Annoyingly, my kids guzzled them all before I got a look in.

Fruit And Veg Market Report June 2019 Red Gooseberries

We're seeing some British raspberries and blackberries arriving now.

Fruit And Veg Market Report June 2019 Soft Fruit

Strawberries are peak season.

Fruit And Veg Market Report June 2019 Strawberries

For something different, how about a strasberry or pineberry? Grown mainly in the Netherlands, these are strawberry hybrids bred from rare varieties.

They have been around for a while but are growing in popularity this year, with Waitrose stocking the fruit in some branches. You may find them at wholesalers The French Garden or Gilgrove.

Fruit And Veg Market Report June 2019 Straberries

Other fruit worth a mention include the first Spanish figs.

Fruit And Veg Market Report June 2019 Figs

On the veg front, it's coming towards the end of season for English asparagus. This year, there has been more volume of white, violet and purple 'grass from our growers.

Fruit And Veg Market Report June 2019 Asparagus

Green, of course, is abundant in all grades.

Fruit And Veg Market Report June 2019 Green Asparagus

Wild is also still available.

Fruit And Veg Market Report June 2019 Wild Asparagus

The first sweetcorn from Morocco has made an appearance. These cobs were over at P & I.

Fruit And Veg Market Report June 2019 Sweetcorn

Did you read last month's Chef's Guide to Jersey Royals? It's now the end of season - with low prices - as they compete with crops from Cornwall, Kent and other counties.

English salads are on excellent form. These were up at H G Walker.

Fruit And Veg Market Report June 2019 Salads

British-grown fresh herbs, too, are in fine fettle - this is some fragrant basil.

Fruit And Veg Market Report June 2019 Basil

Foraged elderflower is also in season.

Fruit And Veg Market Report June 2019 Elderflower

For Continental specialties, keep an eye out for purple garlic, borlotti and artichokes of all kinds.

Fruit And Veg Market Report June 2019 Purple Garlic
Fruit And Veg Market Report June 2019 Borlotti
Fruit And Veg Market Report June 2019 Spiny Artichoke

Finally, here's a glimpse of the Market in action. This is a busy time of year - come and have a look.

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