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.
We also still have the Beetroot going well with the Red , Candy and Gold varieties readily available throughout the month.
Regular, Chantenay 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 Hispi Pointed Cabbages.
Looking Forward to:
Local Asparagus should be starting about the end 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.
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!