Entries by Nick Ball

Fruit News This Week – wk 12 – Easter

Week 12, 2016 THIS EASTER WEEK: Northern spring and Southern autumnal changes continue to show up in stores. This week there are Comice (South Africa) and Abaté Fétèl (South Africa & Chile) pears, Egyptian Florida Prince peaches, a greater proportion of blueberries from Morocco and Spain rather than Chile, and more English strawberries. Then, for […]

Fruit News This Week – wk 11

Week 11, 2016 THIS WEEK: Spring is clearly just around the corner as the first British strawberries arrive in retailers. They are still low in volume and the majority of the fruit are arriving from Morocco and Spain, as are raspberries and blueberries. The southern hemisphere autumn is also bearing its fruits as South African […]

Fruit News This Week – wk 10

Week 10, 2016 THIS WEEK: Northern spring and southern autumn are showing more and more in the fruit on sale, with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries now arriving predominantly from Morocco and Spain, and new season Williams and Abaté Fétèl pears and Satsumas coming in from South Africa. FOUR FRUIT with FABULOUS FLAVOUR: Satsumas – Satsuma […]

Fruit News This Week – wk 09

Week 09, 2016 TASTIEST FRUIT THIS WEEK: Mandarins – Golden Nugget, Orri and Nadorcott FOUR FRUIT with FABULOUS FLAVOUR: Blood Oranges –Tarocco from Sicily Grapes – Sweet Celebration, Sable and Melody from South Africa Avocado – Pinkerton from Israel Grapefruit – Florida Pink Ruby Red Mandarins: The late season mandarins are starting to lose their […]

Fruit News This Week – wk 08

Week 08, 2016 TASTIEST FRUIT THIS WEEK: Plums – FlavorKing from South Africa FOUR FRUIT with FABULOUS FLAVOUR: Blood Oranges – Ippolito Tarocco from Sicily Mandarins – Murcott and Nadorcott from Spain and Morocco Black Grapes – South African Sable and Melody Avocado – Pinkerton from Israel Plums: South African FlavorKing plums are well-priced and […]

Fruit News This Week – wk 07

Week 07, 2016 TASTIEST FRUIT THIS WEEK: Blood Oranges – Ippolito Tarocco from Sicily FOUR FRUIT with FABULOUS FLAVOUR: Pink Grapefruit – Ruby Red from Florida Mandarins – Murcott from Spain Black Grapes – South African Sable and Melody Plums – FlavorKing from South Africa Oranges: Italian blood oranges have been available for a few […]

Fruit News This Week – wk 06

FRUIT OF THE WEEK: Florida Pink Grapefruit – Ruby Red FOUR FRUIT with FABULOUS FLAVOUR: Oranges – Tarocco and Moro blood oranges from Italy Mandarins – Orri, Tangold and Nadorcott from Spain and Morocco Black Grapes – South African Sable and Melody Plums – FlavorKing from South Africa Grapefruit: It may seem strange to place […]

Fruit News This Week – wk 05

FRUIT OF THE WEEK: Ronde de Bordeaux fresh baby figs from South Africa FOUR FRUIT with FABULOUS FLAVOUR: Oranges – Tarocco and Moro blood oranges from Italy Mandarins – Orri, Tangold and Nadorcott from Spain and Morocco Grapes – South African Sable, Melody and Sweet Celebration Figs – Baby Ronde de Bordeaux from South Africa […]

Fruit News This Week – wk 04

Week 04, 2016 FRESH FRUIT with FABULOUS FLAVOUR: Mandarins – late Clementines from Spain and Morocco Oranges – Tarocco and Moro blood oranges from Italy Grapes – South African Sable Lychee – from South Africa and Madagascar Pears – Comice, Concorde, Abaté Fétel and Rocha Peaches & Nectarines – peak season from South African Mandarins: […]

Fruit News This Week – Christmas

Week 52, 2015 FIVE FRESH FRUIT for FABULOUS FESTIVITIES: Mandarins – Clemenules and Clemenvilla from Spain Oranges – Navelinas from Spain, especially Fukumoto and M7 Grapes – Delicious from Peru & Brazil; fresh and new South African Lychee – from South Africa and Madagascar Pears – Comice, Concorde, Abaté Fétel and Rocha Mandarins: Christmas is […]