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Food & Drink, Spring

Fruit and Vegetables in Season in April

fruit vegetables in season in april

What to know which fruit and vegetables are in season in April? Find out here!

Aah, April!  We’re finally out of winter, and have a full month of spring ahead of us – yippee!  

British seasonal fruit and vegetables are still a bit thin on the ground this month. This is because April falls in the hungry gap.

The hungry gap is the period in spring when there is very little by way of fresh produce to harvest. In fact, April is the hardest month of the year for growers, because there is so little to harvest. The winter root vegetables are on their way out, and fresh produce doesn’t tend to be ready to harvest until May at the very earliest.

However, it’s not all doom and gloom. There are still a few old favourite fruit and vegetables in season in April to keep us going through the month.  And there’s the addition of some spring delights – radishes, cucumbers, spring onions, and even some herbs this month to cheer up our plates!  And, finally this forager’s favourite – wild nettles!  

If you’ve not tried nettle before, it’s similar in taste to spinach. And once you boil it there’s no danger of stinging – I promise!!  Give it a go this month – maybe start with this wild nettle pesto recipe?  And let me know how you get on!

As before, I’ve included all of the information below in a free printable, without images. This is to make life easier for you when you’re out shopping for seasonal produce, or meal planning.  Grab the free fruit and vegetables in season in April printable here!

The Fruit In Season In April

  • Rhubarb

Yup, it’s slim picking for seasonal fruit. But there’s always rhubarb crumble!

The Vegetables In Season In April

fruit vegetables in season in april

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage (Spring Green)
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumber
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Potatoes (Jersey Royal New Potatoes)
  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli
  • Radishes
  • Rocket
  • Samphire
  • Spring Onions
  • Watercress
  • Wild Nettles

The Herbs to Buy Now

  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Dill
  • Sorrel

Enjoy April – eat well and eat seasonally!  And don’t forget to download your printable on the fruit and vegetables in season in April!

Food & Drink, Spring, Winter

Fruit and Vegetables in Season in March

fruit and vegetables in season in march

Want to know which fruit and vegetables are in season in March?  Read on!

Hello March! You’re looking mighty fine! I don’t know if it’s all the snowdrops and crocuses in bloom right now. Or the fact that every florist and corner shop around here is dripping in daffodils. Or the fact that the days are getting progressively longer, and there are thought of blue skies ahead.  Whatever it is, I’m definitely beginning to feel a little spring in my step, even if the weather isn’t quite matching my mood yet!

Like in previous months, I’ve put together my monthly guide to what fruit and vegetables are in season in March.  And because I’m super good to you, I’ve again put together a free printable (image free) that you can download and print out.  Pin to your fridge door or take with you on shopping trips.  I don’t know about you but in previous months I’ve been finding this printable insanely useful!  You can download this free guide to what’s in season in March right here .

Now let’s get on to the fruit and vegetables in season in March.

fruit and vegetables in season in march

The Fruit In Season in March

  • Rhubarb

Yes, it’s slim pickings for British seasonal fruit right now. There’s very little in season in March because we’re in the Hungry Gap. This is the period in spring when there is very little by way of fresh produce to harvest. The winter root vegetables are on their way out, and fresh produce doesn’t tend to be ready to harvest until May at the very earliest. Better days are coming though!

The Vegetables to Eat Now

  • Cabbage – Savoy and Spring Green
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Chicory
  • Jerusalem Artichoke
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes (maincrop)
  • Purple Sprouting Broccoli
  • Salsify
  • Shallots
  • Swede

And there we have it – what’s in season in March!  I’m particularly excited for rhubarb season – I’m going to be making this cheeky boozy rhubarb cordial for sure – it’s a good recipe to have up your sleeve and great for jazzing up cava or prosecco!

What are you eating this month?  Oh, and don’t forget to download the guide!