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"Houston we have a problem!" if you look out your window you would be forgiven for thinking all is good in our world but our world is far from OK!! Spain has endured terrible floods over Christmas and now is under a foot of snow, Italy is having its fair share of problems as well and to top it all off all the hot countries are mega mega hot, all these things are destroyoing this years harvest. things to avoid if possible.... courgettes, brocolli, iceberg,baby spinach, peppers and aubergines.

Vegetables

potatoes are all here, your personal favourite is probably available, including italian new potatoes and very expensive cyprus. traditional carrots, chatenay carrots (traditional and mix colour). parsnips (baby and traditional), swedes, turnips, leeks, celeriac, parsley root and chervil root. Beetroots (red, candy, golden and all the baby varieties). asparagus, kholarabi, artichokes (Jerusalem, cluster and globe) pumpkins (ironbar and traditional) squash (mixed and butternut) fennel, horseradish, garlic (traditional, black, smoked, peeled, paste and string) ginger, galangal, onions (spainish, english, red, grellots, roscoff) shallots (banana and round) chillies (all varieties) lemongrass, mangetout, sugar snaps, beans (french and bobby) romero, peppers, salsify, sweet potatoes, baby veg (red peppers, aubergine, courgettes, fennel, leeks, turnips) asparagus, baby potatoes (charlotte, pink fier, truffle, ratte) jacket potatoes (40's, 50's, 60's) samphire, pre cooked corn on cob, rappa and fresh peas.

Greens

sprouts (traditional, tops, stalks) hispi and leafy spring greens, tundra, savoy, cabbage (red and white) cauliflower, romanesco, tenderstem, calvanero, curly kale (red, green and ornamental) pac choi, spinach (large leaf) chard (swiss, rainbow) purple sprouting and kalettes (a very popular new product to the market, a cross breed of kale and sprouts)

Mushrooms

all availaible; button, cup, flat, shitake, portabello, smeji, king oyster, enoki, chestnut, mixed wild, chantrelle and girolles

Fruit

apples- braeburn, royal gala, red/ golden delicious, russets, cox's, granny smith, pink lady...citrus- oranges (48's, 60's, 80's, 90's) lemons (small and large) limes, nardicots, grapefruits, kumquats, blood oranges and sevilles which have a very short season...stone- plums, apricots, peaches, nectarines and cherries.... melons- galia, cantaloupe, charantais, honeydew, pied de sapo and water melon.... cooking- bramleys, quinces and rhubarb... soft fruit- strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, redcurrants and cranberries... the rest- banana, papaya, mango, physalis, pomegrantes, dates, figs, khaki, sharon fruit, kiwi, passionfruit, dragonfruit and starfruit, seedless grapes, avocados, prunes, dried apricots, pineapples and pears (conference, williams, red blush and comice).


Salad

Tomatoes (all colours and varieties) cucumbers, celery, asparagus, beetroot shoots, chicory (red and white) iceberg but expensive!!!, cos, little gem, chinese leaves, round lettuce,lollo rosso, oakleaf, lollo blonde, curly endive, escarole, raddichio, traviso, punterella, mizuna, rocket, lambs, red chard, mustard leaf, mixed baby leaf, pousse, batavia, watercress, mustard cress, radish (packet, bunched, french breakfast) cooked beetroot, all the cress's, micros salads, flowers and herbs.

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