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January 20, 2016

Fruit Buyer’s Report | Fruitful Office January 2016

Dear All,

Happy New Year! We are in full “winter mix” now which means that variety is much less abundant. However, we are doing our best to keep the “seasonal mix baskets” exciting with some less common varieties. This is what you can look out for:

  • Winter varieties still running strong.
    • The British apple season is still running strong and expect to find good quality British apples (we are currently focusing on the Royal Gala variety) until around March
    • For an attractive and tasty apple variety, why not try the Pink Lady – an attractive and sweet “pink-coloured” apple variety currently available
    • Clems are always popular in winter due to their abundance in vitamin C. Easy peelers are available at the moment and you should focus on the Nardacotts variety. Although initially they will come from Morocco and/or Turkey, soon Spanish ones will be available. They are extremely sweet at this time of the year
  • Lychees. Another “winter” variety. The Lychee is a rare sub-tropical fruit native to southern China. In the Tang Dynasty, it was the favourite fruit of Emperor Li Longji's favoured concubine Yang Yuhuan. The emperor had the fruit delivered by the imperial messenger service's fast horses, whose riders would take shifts day and night in a Pony Express-like manner, to the capital! Lychee fruit is high in Vitamin C, and the essential mineral Potassium. They are also low in calories – with one Lychee containing only about 7 calories.   

Have a fruitful 2016 everyone!

Fruitful Office team

Fruit Buyer’s Report | Fruitful Office January 2016