Not that long ago nectarines, peaches, cherries, and apricots were a summer treat in the UK. Today they sit on supermarket shelves and restaurant menus almost year round. But there is so much more room to kick on further. Since 2010, demand for flat peaches, the ideal fruit shape and size for children, has boomed. We have a home-grown crop of apricots, plums, and cherries, and availability of the most beautifully sweet and juicy varieties is improving by the year.
When Christmas dinner calls, we have the answer with our range of chestnuts sourced from across Europe. We understand that, for many people, the taste and aroma of roasting chestnuts are synonymous with the festive season. We make sure they are available from September onwards.
Once an exotic fruit, kiwi are now available for UK customers 365 days a year. We keep up with demand with a network of growers both in Europe and south of the Equator.
2015 was a landmark year for the UK berry market with sales surpassing £1bn for the first time. When fruit has to come through a UK packhouse – our experienced team of berry specialists based in a key Kent haulage hub work tirelessly to ensure that maximum care is provided and minimum time taken from our growers farms to our consumers’ fridges.
Because organic farmers rely on a healthy, fertile soil, the fruit arrives bursting with flavour, like our limes from the Dominican Republic, and oranges from South Africa. We work with the best certified organic producers from around the world delivering great quality produce grown from a sustainable source.
Taking us to some of the most diverse and interesting parts of the world, exotic fruit can be spectacularly exciting. Discover mangoes from Mali, rambutan from Thailand, and pomegranates from Spain. Our ever-expanding global supplier network matches the increasing appetite for ever more exotic treats.