A seasonal list of British fruits, vegetables and nuts

Paper bag filled with Victoria plums

Thanks to modern farming methods, there are now many more fruits and vegetables available from British farms than there once were although autumn remains the best time of year for fresh produce. Here’s a list of what you can look to find from farm shops, markets and supermarkets – or picked from hedges in the countryside.


Fruit: rhubarb, raspberries, strawberries

Vegetables: asparagus, aubergine, beetroot, beans, Brussels sprouts, purple sprouting broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, carrots, new potatoes, spring onions, onions, parsnips, peppers, celeriac, leeks, mushroom, swede, watercress, lettuce, rocket, spinach


Fruit: strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries, blackberries, plums, cherries, figs, apricots, peaches, plums (pictured), melon, blackcurrants, redcurrants, rhubarb, elderflower

Vegetables: aubergine, tomatoes, courgette, marrow, cucumber, beetroot, carrots, radish, beans, peas, sweetcorn, new potatoes, fennel, garlic, cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce and salad leaves, celery, pepper, rocket, watercress, spinach, mushrooms, onion, spring onion, leek, parsnip, swede, turnip


Fruit: apricot, pears, apples, quince, grapes, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries, elderberries, plums, sloes, damsons, rhubarb

Vegetables: aubergine, beetroot, beans, carrots, fennel, garlic, leeks, onion, spring onion, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, lettuce and salad leaves, spinach, watercress, rocket, pumpkin and squashes, turnips, swede, tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, courgettes, marrows, potatoes, sweetcorn, celery, celeriac, peas, parsnips, mushrooms

Nuts: walnuts, hazelnuts, cobnuts, chestnuts


Fruit: apples, pears, quince, medlars, rhubarb

Vegetables: aubergine, beetroot, carrot, Brussels sprouts, kale, cauliflower, cabbage celeriac, purple sprouting broccoli, leeks, swede, turnip, parsnips, pumpkin and squashes, Jerusalem artichoke, leeks, onions, potatoes, mushrooms

Nuts: walnuts, hazelnuts, chestnuts


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