Entries by Nick Ball

Easy-Peeler Citrus

Further thoughts on Easy-peelers available now: we were surprised to see Clementine variety Clemenule (from Spain) still on sale in Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s as they are normally finished by this time of year. On eating, they show the classic signs of late season:


The best time of year for figs is September when we get mountains of delicious fresh Turkish figs in our stores. However, the opposite season from the southern hemisphere is not without its high-points.

Clementines, Mandarins, Tangerines and Satsumas

This time of year is great for tasty mandarins, the collective name for easy-peeler citrus fruit. We are entering the late season from the Mediterranean producing countries of Spain, Morocco and Italy, the early to mid-season varieties are all but finished, and the long-hanging, late varieties are being harvested.