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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!

Food & Drink, Spring

UK Fruit & Vegetables In Season In May

fruit and vegetables in season in May

Want to know which fruit and vegetables are in season in May in the UK? Check out my full guide below.

Last year I told you what to sow now, but what about what fruit and vegetables to buy now?  Our garden is tiny and not anywhere near large enough to sustain the three of us in fruit and vegetables all year round. As such, we turn to the shops for most of our supply at the moment.  

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find it hard to remember what fruit and vegetables are in season just now as it’s so easy to buy what you want, regardless of the season, anytime you want from the supermarket.

Seasonal fruit and vegetables grown in the UK are so full of flavour, compared to say tasteless strawberries bought in January.  But it’s not just the taste that’s better: seasonal fruit and veg are often cheaper than their out of season counterparts.  And, another huge plus point: their carbon footprint is often considerably lower than unseasonal fruit and vegetables.

Rhubarb and asparagus are at their best in May, but here’s a little run-down of what other fruit and vegetables are in season in May in the UK.  I’ve also put together a printer friendly PDF version of this guide so can print it off and pin it to your fridge or keep in your bag when you head out to the shops.  Download the Fruit and Veg in Season in May now!

fruit and vegetables in season in May

The Fruit to Eat Now

There’s very little fruit in season right now. But don’t worry, May sees the end of the hungry gap. Next month we’ll see a lot more British fresh fruit available.

  • Rhubarb – try this delicious boozy rhubarb cordial if you fancy something a bit different to making crumble with your rhubarb.

The Vegetables In Season in May

The Herbs to Eat Now

  • Basil
  • Chervil
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • Mint – here’s how to dry mint leaves for tea
  • Nasturtium
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Sorrel
  • Tarragon

After looking at all these lovely vegetables in season in May I’m hankering after a nice spring potato salad topped with spring onions or chives!  What’s on your menu this month?

 ps: don’t forget to download and print the PDF!