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Produce News April 2017

April 1st, 2017 by

April is always a coin toss when it comes to the weather. Will the showers come? Will the summer sun tease us with a sneaky peak of what’s lays ahead?

Springtime is always an unpredictable season so we are just going to give you the highlights of what we are looking forward to this month as well as to whats in and on it’s way out.

Rhubarb is still available however the crop has now switched to the outdoor variety and is becoming cheaper.

Blood Oranges are looking great throughout April and full of colour. We also still have the Beetroot going well with the Red , Candy and Gold varieties readily available throughout the month whereas the white crop would be to order only.

Regular, Chantenay and Rainbow carrots are amongst fine company with our other root vegetables which are all doing well this month such as: Parsnips, Swede, Leeks, Celeriac, Onions, Jerusalem Artichokes, Turnips, Butternut Squash and Sweet Potatoes.

Other items that will flourish throughout the month are Tenderstem Brocccoli which is now being imported, Local Bramley Cooking Apples as well as Red and White varieties of Chicory.

 

Top of the Crops:
This month be sure to consider Purple Sprouting Broccoli and Spring Pointed Cabbage. Call us now to check the availability of our two favourite vegetable choices this April.

New season baby leaf salad has just started from Evesham and  local forest wild garlic will be available for the rest of April.

 

Finished for a while:
Black Cabbage has now ended however we expect to have the new crop by mid May.

We won’t be seeing Local Cox, Russett Apples and Pears until the autumn time now however do ask us about any suitable replacements in the mean time.

Our Heritage Potatoes varieties: Ratte, Pink Fir Apple, Purple are unfortunately starting to get tricky now.

Potatoes are generally getting more difficult with less availability and poorer quality.

 

Looking Forward to:
Local Asparagus should be starting about middle of April this year.

Peach, Nectarines, Apricots are now a new European crop which we should see coming in around the end of April. We always look forward to the local crop of Gooseberries and Strawberries.

These should both be arriving around mid to end of May but could possibly lead into June. May should also see the arrival of Local Tomatoes.

 

Also look out for:
French Salads Dutch, Belgium Strawberries, Spanish Heritage Tomatoes,Jersey Royals, Imported Peas and Broad Beans in pods. Make sure you ask our sales team for any updates on these items and stay ahead the demand!