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Food & Drink, Summer

UK Fruit and Vegetables in Season in July

I’m continuing my monthly series of what’s in season each month this month with my guide to fruit and vegetables in season in July.

July is such a wonderful month for seasonal produce – I feel like we’re really spoiled for choice here in the UK.

This month I’ve continued to share what produce is in season, because I don’t know about you, but I have found having a list to hand of what to look out for when I am at the supermarket or local shop is really handy for meal planning.  

Something I also learned this month was about economy. I knew it was cheaper to buy fruit and vegetables in season, but I didn’t know quite how much.  Thankfully Eat Seasonably has done the maths for me and says that a basket of in-season fruit and vegetables can be a third cheaper than the same one bought out of season.  A third!  That’s a whole lot of money! It also saves a load of carbon too, eating locally produced foods, rather than foods imported from abroad. Double win!

Cherries, curly lettuce, and cucumber are at their best in July, but here’s the definitive list of fruit and vegetables in season in July in the UK.  I’ve also snuck the in-season herbs in again.

Food & Drink, Summer

Fruit and Vegetables in Season in June

in season june

Wondering what fruit and vegetables are in season in June in the UK? Read on, I’ve got all the details.

June has come round so quickly, don’t you think?  It doesn’t seem like all that long ago I shared what UK fruits and vegetables are in season in May, and here I am sharing what’s in season in June!

fruit and vegetables in season in June uk

I always find June 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.  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 download this guide as a printer-friendly shopping list – download the PDF here for free.

The Fruit In Season In June

Get your fill of this lovely lot of fruit in season in June:

  • Apricots
  • Blackcurrants
  • Cherries
  • Elderflower
  • Gooseberries
  • Nectarines
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries (this strawberry and basil cocktail is highly recommended!)

The Vegetables To Eat Now

June also sees a ton of vegetables in season too:

  • Asparagus
  • Aubergine
  • Broad Beans
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Chicory
  • Courgette
  • Cucumber
  • Curly Lettuce
  • Fennel bulbs
  • French Beans
  • Globe artichoke
  • Lamb’s Lettuce
  • Mangetout
  • New Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Pak Choi
  • Peas
  • Radish
  • Rocket
  • Spinach
  • Spring Onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watercress

The Herbs To Eat Now

Don’t forget that June sees herbs in season too:

  • Angelica
  • Chervil
  • Mint

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 the PDF!