Spring ingredients to look out for…

Spring ingredients to look out for…

As we know, specific crops and harvest dates depend on the climate of a region. Don’t forget to take a look at our full seasonality calendar to see what is in season every month. Here we have a list of some fruit and veg which should provide the best flavours this spring!

 

Spring Vegetables

Artichokes

Artichokes actually have more than one harvest, however, the main harvest takes place in the spring when the largest thistles are available.

 

Rocket

Similarly to artichokes, wild rocket is foraged in the spring and also in the autumn. Although cultivated rocket is grown all year round thanks to greenhouses!

 

Beetroot

Beetroot is in season as soon as the temperature turns to a spring climate. It is important to know that fresh beets are normally sold with their greens still attached.

 

Leeks

Top tip if you’re purchasing leeks this season, always look for leeks with green leaves and avoid leeks with wilted tops.

Spring Fruits

Apricots

Apricots come into season towards the end of spring and they normally grow best in the warmer areas.

 

Cherries

Cherries are normally ready to be harvested at the end of spring in the warmer areas.

 

Rhubarb

Rhubarb is actually one of the first fruits in season in many areas. When looking for rhubarb in the shop – always be sure to get the ones with a heavy stalk and shiny skin.

 

Strawberries

Peak season for strawberries is actually May through to July in the UK, this can also be stretched to  September in some cases. Depending on the climate and the season can change. Sometimes the shortest it can be is actually only a few weeks long if you’re in a really cold climate.

 

JR Holland Produce

Here at JR Holland, we have a strong reputation of providing not only the very best but also providing the freshest wholesale fruit and veg and a range of other products to our customers across the North East. If you need any more information don’t hesitate to contact us on 0191 491 0856.

 

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