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Fruit and Veg in Season for February 2023

Fruit and Veg in Season for February 2023

1 Feb, 2023

Fruit and Vegetable Market Report for January 2023

February brings the first Yorkshire rhubarb, cut in the forcing sheds. Unsurprisingly, it's a little more pricey this year due to increased transport and heating costs.

It's prime season for Moro blood oranges. Other citrus includes leafy lemons and oranges, kumquats, bergamot and niche orange varieties such as Cara Cara.

Moro blood oranges

UK veg includes brassicas such as kales and cabbages and all the root crops. This is a good month for Jerusalem artichokes and kales, for example. The first new potatoes of the season are on their way, with mid grades of Jersey Royals.

Pointed cabbage

With Valentine's around the corner, you can buy some decent strawberries - including Gariguettes from France. Below is a photo of white strawberries - a.k.a. pineberries. Other recommended fruits include apples and pears, quince, pomegranates, prickly pears, Brazilian figs and mangoes.


You can find winter salads such as UK watercress and radicchios from Italy, such as the rose variety below. Wild garlic will be along later this month.

Rose radicchio

Other bitter crops include puntarelle and cime di rapa.


Winter tomatoes are here, such as Marinda and Camone. It's a decent time for artichokes, too.

Winter tomatoes

For other salad crops, watch out for fennel, puntarelle and the radicchios such as Tardivo, Rosa and Castelfranco.

For something special, try the Catalan speciality of Calcot onions - ideal on the Josper grill.

Calcot onions

Wild mushrooms include Chinese Morels, Chanterelle and Pied de Mouton.

See you in March for our next Market Report.

Tommy Leighton
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