Fruit and Veg

Fruit and veg in season this October

Written by Tom Moggach
October 04, 2021

Full-on autumn colour now on the Market, with the extra zip of Italian citrus fruits ...

There's a wonderful range of British produce including apples and pears, cobnuts, soft fruits and (blueberries, raspberries). These are Cox apples over at wholesaler H G Walker.

New Covent Garden Market Report October 2021 Cox Apples

Brassicas are also strong: Romanesco, kohl rabi, sprouts, cauliflowers, broccoli and more ...

New Covent Garden Market Report October 2021 Romanesco

It's a great time for roots of all kinds including chervil root, celeriac and parsley root. These are the two main varieties of Jerusalem artichoke over at The French Garden.

New Covent Garden Market Report October 2021 Jerusalem Artichokes

Italian citrus is a highlight, with Miyagawa clementines, bergamot, leafy lemons.

New Covent Garden Market Report October 2021 Bergamot

Figs are also terrific - Turkish bursa, French and Italian.

Excellent wild mushrooms, including girolle, grey chanterelle, Trompette and Pied de Mouton.

New Covent Garden Market Report October 2021 Girolle

Here' something special - Italian prickly pears still attached to their cactus leaf - spotted at European Speciality Foods.

New Covent Garden Market Report October 2021 Prickly Pears

Other highlights include grapes (including Muscat), quince, puntarella and more.

New Covent Garden Market Report October 2021 Muscat Grapes

These are pomegranates still with their leaves.

New Covent Garden Market Report October 2021 Pomegranate

For something different, how about these heritage corns?

New Covent Garden Market Report October 2021 Heritage Corn

You will find chestnuts and wet walnuts - still milky and subtle sweet in flavour.

New Covent Garden Market Report October 2021 Wet Walnuts

Not long until Christmas now. See you in November, with some classic festive produce.

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