Here is the latest news of what's in season: 20 May 2019
Another Bank Holiday looming on the horizon on the 27 May, we hopefully look forward to a long and warm summer and the extra trade from Spanish and French Stone Fruit including Apricots and of course the English Strawberry Fair.
We have started supplying a fantastic range of ‘Nutbourne’, Insecticide Free Tomatoes direct from the grower in Sussex and delivered to your door every Friday for the weekend. At the moment until demand increases, as we are sure it will, and the season progresses, orders for this fantastic product must be in by midday Tuesday. Why not give them a try…… you won’t regret it.
Spanish Corn on the Cob has started along with early Spanish Peaches, Nectarines and Apricots.
UK Strawberries are available every day. Dutch or Belgium varieties are a good alternative and available most days.
UK Green or Red Asparagus is in full swing and available every day. Also Peruvian White Asparagus is available in 500gr bundles. Don’t forget the Mexican Asparagus which is a much cheaper alternative and still superb quality.
Jersey New Potatoes are available in the usual 20kg bags. Ware and Mid samples available most days. For a cheaper alternative try some Majorcan New Potatoes sold in 15kg bags or some Israeli Scraping Potatoes sold in 20kg bags. Cornish Early New and Kentish New Potatoes in 10kg bags are available daily subject to the weather.
UK Wrapped or Naked Cucumbers and Iceberg are available every day. Also starting to see the first arrivals of Fancy Lettuce.
Wild Garlic is right at the end of its season but Wet Garlic is available Monday to Friday.
UK Outdoor Rhubarb is available every day . See our new Product Info page for recipe ideas.
Sweet and juicy Spanish Nadorcotts and New Season South African Pink Grapefruits are available every day for their long season.
New Season Cyprus Potatoes are available but the price is still high.
Don’t forget the Tunisian Ravia Dates and Californian Walnuts are still available daily and both are an ideal shelf filler.
Spanish Wrapped or Lidded 250gr and 500gr Strawberries are available daily and the quality is still ok.
Our 10kg Carry Pack Potatoes are now finished for the season.
Superb Spanish Naddorcotts are available and we are stocking superb Cape William and Packham Pears, Chilean Red Pears and Belgium Conference Pears.
UK Royal Gala and Braeburn Apples are still available every day.
UK Cox’s have now finished and we are stocking the superb New Zealand variety.
All Plums including Songold which are available now for their short season are South African or Chilean.
UK and Mexican Asparagus are available every day.
Spanish Broccoli is still good quality and we await the start of the UK season.
Bunched Beet, Bunch Carrots, Mixed Carrots and Mixed Chantenay Carrots are available daily.
All Main Crop Potato varieties are available.
The Apple Season is on the change as we moved from Northern to Southern Hemisphere origins and UK Royal Gala and Braeburn Apples are available every day.
All Melons are still South American and the quality is still good, and we have seen the first arrivals of some varieties of Spanish.
Baby leaf salads, Spinach and Baby Spinach, are still sourced from the Spain but we have seen the first of the UK.
UK Parsnips, Carrots, Beetroot, Pre-Pac Green and Green and Red Kale are all good.
Kent or Brittany Cauliflowers are still good quality as we wait for the start of the New Season Summer varieties. French or Spanish Romanesque Cauliflowers are available most days.
Spanish and French Salad including Iceberg, Little Gem, Cos, Lollo Rosso, Bionda and Oakleaf are all available daily.
Savoy, Bunch Beetroot and Bunch Carrots are all available daily and the quality is superb. Other seasonal crops such as Red and Green Kale are available in our usual packs.
Runner Beans and Corn on the Cob are still available both Pre-packed.
The Grape Season is moving on with superb Chilean, Indian and Peruvian varieties available every day.
Full colour Large Pomegranates are available every day.
Hilliards will as usual try our best to bring you the best quality produce available at the best prices with our weekly specials and promotions.