April Seasonal Fruit & Veg Report

Spring is firmly here and asparagus is star of the show. English asparagus is available but volumes are slowly increasing. A spell of warm weather will speed up the crop.

Wild garlic is a big seller at this time of year. It's peak season for foraged crops in the UK, which will soon start to flower. Wet garlic is also available.

All grades of Jersey Royal potatoes are here.

Peas and broad beans are available and typically Spanish, French or Italian.

You can still find Yorkshire forced rhubarb but the outdoor crop is now available.

Other UK crops for April include purple sprouting broccoli. In general, British brassicas are now coming to the end of their prime season as they prefer colder weather. But you will still find kales, cauliflowers and cabbages.

From Italy and Spain, the citrus season is coming to an end. Nardicotts are the last of the easy peelers. Blood oranges will be available for a couple more weeks.

Courgette season has started so you will find a range including yellow and green round courgettes. Borlotti beans are just underway. Artichokes are still a good bet.

See you in May for our next Market Report.