Fruit and Veg

Fruit and veg in season this September

Written by Tom Moggach
September 10, 2021

It's a terrific month for 🇬🇧 UK produce, as summer mingles with autumn.

UK apples are in full flow. Varieties at time of writing include Worcester and Robin, with Cox soon to follow. Pears will follow in their wake. Cobnuts are also coming in from Kentish orchards.

New Covent Garden Market Report September 2021 Cobnuts

It's been a decent year for plums. Victoria is the key UK variety now, to be followed by Marjorie's Seedling. You will also find greengages, damsons and European varieties, including the last of the French crop of Mirabelle. (Learn more in our Chef's Guides via the link above.)

New Covent Garden Market Report September 2021 Mirabelle Plums

Other fruit highlights include figs, with French, Spanish and Italian now giving way to Turkish Bursa figs.

New Covent Garden Market Report September 2021 Black Figs

Other fruits to consider include prickly pears, peaches, nectarines (incl. nectavigne) and grapes (incl. Italian strawberry and French Muscat). Soft fruit such as blueberries, blackberries and raspberries are also a good buy.

New Covent Garden Market Report September 2021 Nectarines
New Covent Garden Market Report September 2021 Prickly Pears

A huge range of UK veg is on the Market including broad beans, fine beans and peas.

New Covent Garden Market Report September 2021 Broad Beans

It's a great time for squashes - including these from top UK organic grower Bedlam Farms.

New Covent Garden Market Report Sptember 2021 Harlequin Squash

They also grow artichokes - aren't these purple 'chokes stunning?

New Covent Garden Market Report September 2021 Violet Artichokes

Other UK crops include sweetcorn, tomatoes, Romanesco, kohl rabi, roots, salads, herbs and more - it really is a buzzing time on Buyer's Walk.

New Covent Garden Market Report September 2021 Romanesco

And last - but not least - are autumn's wild mushrooms - including Ceps and Trompette, Chanterelle and Pied Mouton.

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