Fruit Highlights in Retailers

This week, the stand-out fruit in most stores are blood oranges and Navel oranges; Nadorcott mandarins; Sable black grapes; and FlavorKing plums.

On browsing various individual retailers, most have additional tasty options which are highlighted below and well worth trying if you see them:

ASDA:

Oranges: Shamouti from Israel – the original ‘Jaffa’ orange, and very tasty.

Blood Oranges: Sanguine from Morocco.

Grapes: The plump, sweet, seeded Red Globe from South Africa is a great alternative.

Tropical Exotics: The bigger stores have a good range: Nam Dok Mae, the favourite mango of Thailand – delicious; Cherimoya from Spain; Rambutan from Vietnam; Dragon Fruit from Israel; Yellow Passion Fruit from Kenya.

Bananas: Baby Bananito from Costa Rica.

LIDL:

Pears: Italy’s favourite, the Abate Fetel, is consistently available in Lidl as a loose pear.

M&S:

Mandarins: Tangold and Nadorcott are very good.

Oranges: Tarocco blood oranges from Sicily – among the best.

Plums: Well worth trying are the range of plums, including Elizabeth and FlavorKing from South Africa – delicate and tasty.

Bananas: Baby Bananito from Costa Rica – should be sweet.

MORRISONS:

Oranges: Tarocco blood oranges from Sicily – among the best.

SAINSBURY’S:

Blood Oranges: Tarocco from Sicily and Sanguine from Morocco.

Pears: Italy’s favourite, the Abate Fetel, is one of the more flavoursome pears, and is lovely to eat when crisp.

Grapes: The plump, sweet, seeded Red Globe from Peru is a great alternative.

Mango: Organic Kent from Peru has a good flavour.

TESCO:

Mango: Air-freighted Peruvian Kent, are a cut above the current sea-freighted offer.

Oranges: Tarocco blood oranges from Sicily – among the best.

Pears: The only retailer selling blushed Sweet Sensation, very similar to delicious Comice.

WAITROSE:

Oranges: Ippolito Tarocco blood oranges from Sicily are wonderful: get them while they last.

Pears: Italy’s favourite, the Abate Fetel, is one of the more flavoursome pears, and is lovely when eaten crisp.

 

©Good Fruit Guide. Recommendations on fruit varieties and types with the very best taste are personal to the editor of Good Fruit Guide, and do not attempt to be exhaustive or supported by verifiable consumer research.  The highlighting of fruit with the very best taste in the opinion of the editor is not intended as a judgement on the taste of varieties and types of fruit not mentioned.

 

 

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