Wondering what fruit and vegetables are in season in June in the UK? Read on, I’ve got all the details.
June is such an exciting time, food-wise. A lot of the nice soft fruit is coming into season (hello strawberries!) and there’s such a wide array of lovely British vegetables in season this month. In fact, peas and broad beans are at their very best in June, so if you’re growing your own make sure you get out and get picking!
Even if you’re not growing your own, here’s what fruit, vegetables, and herbs are in season in June so you know what to look out for at the shops. You can also grab this guide as a printer-friendly shopping list – get the PDF here for free.
The Fruit In Season In June
Get your fill of this lovely lot of fruit in season in June:
- Elderflower – here’s how to make a delicious boozy elderflower cordial
- Gooseberries – here’s how to make yummy gooseberry clafoutis
The Vegetables To Eat Now
June also sees a ton of vegetables in season:
- Broad Beans
- Curly Lettuce – here’s how to store lettuce to keep it for longer
- Fennel bulbs
- French Beans
- Globe artichoke
- Lamb’s Lettuce
- New Potatoes
- Pak Choi
- Spring Onion – here’s how to store spring onions to keep them fresher for longer
The Herbs To Eat Now
Don’t forget that June sees herbs in season too:
- Mint – here’s how to dry mint to keep you in plastic-free tea
The eagle-eyed among you will notice I’ve been quite loose with my interpretation of what constitutes fruit and what constitutes vegetables. Rather than get all botanical, and classify tomatoes, cucumbers, peas, etc, as fruit (as that is what they actually are), I’ve gone with the popular classification choice! I hope no one minds! I’ve also snuck in some herbs for you this month too. Don’t say I’m not good to you!
What’s on your menu this month? I’m all about the radishes this month, so I plan on trying one of these vegetarian radish recipes, whilst radishes are in season.
PS: Don’t forget to grab your PDF for June!