Fruit and veg come in and out of season on a regular basis. We’ve created a handy seasonal calendar to help restaurant owners and home chefs alike create their meal plan ahead of time and deliver the finest, in-season ingredients for their customers and guests. From fruit and vegetables to salads, we have plenty of fresh produce to choose from that’s in season in Britain this December.
Here’s a round-up of what’s in season right now.
Stone and Pome Fruit
If you like your apples and pears, they are currently in season! From Golden Delicious and Braeburn Apples to Conference Pears, there are so many glorious varieties to choose from. Whether you like to eat raw or cook up into a crumble or cake, these versatile fruits make the perfect choice for winter.
Full list of in-season varieties includes:
- Apples (Braeburn)
- Apples (Bramley)
- Apples (Cox)
- Apples (Egremont Russet)
- Apples (Royal Gala)
- Pears (Concorde)
- Pears (Conference)
- Pears (Doyenne du Comice)
The good news is that most brassicas are in season, so you can have Brussels sprouts aplenty for your Sunday roasts and Christmas dinner.
Other brassicas that are in season include:
- Cabbages (green)
- Cabbages (red)
- Cabbages (savoy)
- Cabbages (white)
- Kale (black)
- Kale (curly)
- Tenderstem broccoli
If you’re on the hunt for a wild mushroom that’s in season in Britain in December, you are a little more limited on your options. But, the good news is that there are a couple of fantastic varieties you can bring to the table at this time of year. These include the honey fungus, velvet shank, wild oyster and wood/field blewit.
Take a look at our seasonality calendars that show when our fresh produce is in season both in Britain and overseas. Plan ahead for the festive season to create crowd-pleasing dishes with the finest, in-season ingredients produced right here in England.