Veg News 26th September 2016
There is new addition to our squash display this week: Galeux d’Eysines squash from Glebelands’ Sales site. It is a French heirloom variety with a unique appearance. Its skin is covered with peanut-shell-like warts caused by sugar leeching from the flesh while maturing! The arrival of butternuts from Carey in Herefordshire will be the final piece in a burgeoning UK squash jigsaw!
Sweetcorn should be available into October this year, with September sunshine providing a late boost for Strawberry Fields in Lincolnshire, plus a smattering of northwest cobs from around Ormskirk.
UK cherry tomatoes are getting closer to the end of the season, with numbers dwindling. Make the most of those from Libby Flintoff near Preston, and Glebelands-Stockport in the next week or two, still tasting great.
Kale is abundant from several different growers, with more varieties coming up in the next few months. Cavolo nero is looking very good as well, from both Lucy Masson (Herefordshire) and Strawberry Fields.
From further afield, more Autumnal fruits are becoming available, like persimmon or cherimoya (or custard apples). Mangoes from Spain continue to impress and are good value. And of course, there’s an ever growing range of English apples!
Last Modified - 5th October 2016