April, what a wonderful time of year, daylight saving is over, the weather is starting to cool down and autumn is well and truly upon us.
In the Fruitezy world this month we start to see some of the new season winter fruit coming in and weather permitting will see a healthy season ahead.
In the fruit category, all varieties of Apples are now in full swing and represent great value with all indications that most of the growing areas have quite a good crop to harvest this year.
The ever-popular Avocado range is going through its seasonal shift right now, as we see the Shepard variety hitting the shelves for the next month until the crowd favourite “Hass” variety comes back into contention.
Stone fruit is now coming to a sad end for yet another season, with the exception of Plums, as there are a few varieties that will see us through the next few weeks and are eating extremely well. Our fresh berries range is also representing good value and are eating extremely well at the present.
In the tropical area, Passionfruit are really sweet at the present and are a great add on to the morning cereals with your fresh yoghurt from our dairy section. Melons are still quite strong in supply and eating extremely well.
We don’t see any issues within the vegetable category as the near perfect growing conditions have seen supplies remain quite stable.
New season Chestnuts are also now available in our stores. Fresh Chestnuts are a taste sensation. Whilst most nuts contain 50% fat, Chestnuts contain a mere 2.7%.
Chestnut – Handy Hints
To roast chestnuts, first you cut a cross in the outer shell, then place the chestnuts in a tray, place them in the oven and cook at 180 degrees for 20-30 minutes, check at the 15 minute mark as they may need to be moved around to avoid burning one side.