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September 23, 2014

Fruit Buyer’s Report | Fruitful Office September 2014

Dear All,

We have all been hanging onto summer for as long as possible but autumn officially started this Monday.

  • Berries. We have had a great run on the berry front this year but they are now definitely coming to the end of their season. There are still raspberries around although quality produce is harder to come by, so please shop around carefully. After this, unless you are able to accept air-freighted southern-hemisphere produce (which we are not), it is best to move onto other varieties until spring 2015.
  • Figs. Figs are a great September variety and we would recommend you eat them at this time of the year. They have a unique sweet taste and can either be enjoyed on their own (like any other fruit) or are wonderful when added to salads. They are a good source of fibre and packed with vitamins and minerals. The fig tree is one of the world's oldest trees and feature prominently in the Bible. They are native to the Middle East and Mediterranean.
  • Citrus fruit. Our clients love citrus fruit. There are basically three major citrus types: Tangerines, Mandarins and Tangelos. Clementines and Satsumas are both a type of Mandarin. Minneola is a type of Tangelo (a hybrid between a grapefruit and a Mandarin). We are currently running Minneolas and Nardacotts (a sub-variety of the Clementine) - go with whichever are tasting sweetest and juiciest. The Spanish Satsuma season is just getting started so the fruit is still pale in colour and lacks sweetness - but quality is improving daily so keep your eyes open. We love Satsumas because they are an "easy-peeler" variety, great for consuming in an office environment.

Stay healthy everyone.

Fruitful Office team

Fruit Buyer’s Report | Fruitful Office September 2014