Italian New Season Cucumbers
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So, what produce can we expect to come through our doors before the end of APRIL?
Earthy, saline Jersey Royal Potatoes should see us through April.
Vitamin C, iron and calcium-rich Spring Nettle Tops (bag with care!).
English Wild Garlic leaves through most of the month.
Sweet, juicy UK-grown Cucumbers and Italian Ridged Cucumbers may be joined by pickling cucumbers from Eastern Europe this month.
Mild, crunchy English Spring Onions throughout the month.
Wispy Wild Asparagus from Italy may be joined by some English grown late in the month. And, if we finally get some sun and warmth, fat spears of English Aparagus to look forward to. There could be more Italian Wild Hop Shoots too.
This month sees the last of the Purple Sprouting Broccoli but there’s new Spring season Rainbow Chard from Italy, along with Italian Peas and Broad Beans and Romano Courgettes.
Bulbs of sweet, pungent Wet Garlic from France and Italy .
Outdoor-grown Rhubarb, from our preferred farmer in Kent will continue.
Strawberries from Italy, France and the UK will become more abundant and tastier. Expect some French Gariguette Strawberries.
Spring season English Heritage Tomatoes and some varieties from France and Italy will arrive this month, easing out the salty, crunchy Camone and Marinda Tomatoes that have seen us through winter.
Radishes are changing from winter varieties to spring ones this month and will arrive in greater quantities.
Watercress from our preferred English grower and, maybe, some from France.
New season Aubergines from Italy in more variety of size and shape.
Green and Purple Artichokes, large and small.
St George’s Mushrooms and Morel Mushrooms.
We expect Nespoli (Loquats) to arrive from Italy this month.
There may be a chance of English-grown Broad Beans and Peas this month. Given the unseasonal weather, we shall see.
Pots of growing Spring Herbs along with our usual herb sprigs.