Entries by Nick Ball

Fruit News This Week – Wk 44

Week 44, 2015 FIVE FRUIT with FABULOUS FLAVOUR: Grapefruit – Florida Pink Tropical Ruby Apples – Smitten, Rubens, Zari, Egremont Russett Pears – Concorde, Abaté Fétel and Comice Grapes – Sable from Brazil, Scarlotta from Spain & Italy Mangoes – Spanish Osteen Grapefruit: The first Florida Pink grapefruit are in Tesco, so expect them to […]

Fruit News This Week – Wk 43

Week 43, 2015 22nd October, 2015 Four Fruit with Fabulous Flavour: Pears – Concorde, Abaté Fétel and Comice New season English apples – Rubens, Zari, Egremont Russett, Gala Grapes – Sable from Brazil Mangoes – Spanish Osteen Apples: Around fifteen different apple varieties from England are in supermarkets, so the choice is fantastic. My pick […]

Fruit News This Week – Wk 42

Week 42, 2015 15th October, 2015 Five Fruit with Fabulous Flavour: Grapes – Sable from USA or Brazil Pears – Concorde, Abaté Fétel and Comice New season English apples – Rubens, Zari, Cox, Gala Mangoes – Spanish Osteen, Brazilian Palmer, Pakistani Ratewala Mandarins – Okitsu Satsumas and Clemenrubi or Oronule Clementines from Spain; Nadorcott from […]

Fruit News This Week – Wk 41

Week 41, 2015 8th October, 2015 Five Fruit with Fabulous Flavour: Persimmons – Spanish Sharonfruit, Triumph, and Rojo Brilliante Pears – Concorde, Abaté Fétel and Comice New season English apples – Rubens, Zari, Cox, Gala Mangoes – Spanish Osteen, Brazilian Palmer, Pakistani Ratewala Mandarins – Okitsu Satsumas and Clemenrubi Clementines from Spain; Nadorcott from South […]

Fruit News This Week – Wk 40

Week 40, 2015 30th September Five Fruit with Fabulous Flavour: Turkish Figs New season English apples – Rubens joins Estivale, Zari, Cox, Worcester Mangoes – Spanish Osteen Mandarins – Iwasaki Satsumas and Clemenrubi Clementines from Spain; Nadorcott from South Africa and Peru Pears – Abaté Fétel and Comice Mandarins: Joining the first Spanish Iwasaki Satsumas […]

Fruit News This Week (24th September)

Week 39, 2015 24th September, 2015 Fruit News This Week Five Fruit with Fabulous Flavour: Turkish Figs New season English apples – Estivale, Zari, Cox, Worcester Mangoes – Spanish Osteen, Brazilian Palmer Satsumas – Iwasaki from Spain Grapes – Cotton Candy, Autumn Royal Satsumas: The first Spanish Satsumas are coming into stores. The variety is […]

Fruit News This Week – Wk 39

Week 38-39, 2015 18th September, 2015 Fruit News This Week Five For Fabulous Flavour: Turkish Figs New season English apples – Estivale, Zari, Cox, Worcester Grapes – Autumn Royal, Cotton Candy Spanish Mangoes – Osteen Late Clementines from South Africa and Peru: Nadorcott, Orri, Mor Apples: Early varieties from the new English apple season are […]

Fruit News This Week – Wk 38

Week 38, 2015 12th September, 2015 Five For Fabulous Flavour: Figs New season English apples – Estivale, Zari Grapes – Sultana, Sable, Tropical Mango, Cotton Candy, Israeli Mangoes – Shelley Wild blackberries Blackberries: Wild blackberries are free and supremely flavoursome and are in all good hedgerows now (though maturity will depend on location)! Alternatively, the […]

The Importance of Variety

What is the key to finding the best tasting fruit? The variety name! Just like apples, all fruit have a variety name, and just like apples, different varieties taste different. We know that Gala apples are sweet and crisp, while Cox are more soft and tangy, but are less familiar with the difference between Shelley […]

Holiday Fruit in August

With the kids on holiday, and constantly ravenous, how do you encourage them to eat fruit and not crisps and sweets? With voracious appetites and constant hunger, it’s better to eat something healthy, so fruit is ideal grazing food – if you pick the right types and varieties. Good flavour and sweetness is what keeps […]