British Fruit and Vegetables in Season October

Here we go, my October seasonal fruit and vegetable guide. October is a wonderful month, large bowls of soup for lunch, squash in everything, frosty mornings, beautiful autumn leaves, hot chocolate and the lead up to Halloween!

The two fruit and vegetables I am going to highlight this month are squashes and pears.

Fruit in Season October

  • Apple
  • Blackberries
  • Cranberry
  • Damsons
  • Dates
  • Elderberries
  • Fig
  • Medlars
  • Pear
  • Plum
  • Raspberry
  • Sloe

Vegetables in Season October

  • Artichoke
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cabbage
  • Cavolo Nero
  • Celery
  • Celeriac
  • Chicory
  • Chilli
  • Fennel
  • Jerusalem Artichoke
  • Kale
  • Kohlrabi
  • Lamb’s Lettuce
  • Leek
  • Lettuce
  • Marrows
  • Onion
  • Pak Choi
  • Parsnip
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Quince
  • Raddichio
  • Radishes
  • Rocket
  • Runner Bean
  • Salsify
  • Shallots
  • Spring Onion
  • Sweet Potato
  • Swede
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tomato
  • Truffle
  • Turnip
  • Watercress
  • Wild Mushrooms

Herbs in Season October

  • Chives
  • Garlic
  • Parsley (curly)
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Sorrel
  • Thyme

Nuts in Season October

  • Chestnuts
  • Cobnuts
  • Hazelnuts

Squashes

I love all kinds of squashes, pumpkins and gourds. They are a great source of vitamins A and C, beta-carotene, magnesium, manganese, calcium and potassium. They are incredibly versatile and can be made into amazing risottos, soups, curries, stews, cakes and desserts!

Pears

Pears are a member of the rose family (who knew?!) and are great sources of vitamins B6 and C, potassium and copper. As it is a slow energy releasing fruit it is brilliant for helping balance blood sugar levels.

Sources: BBC Food, BBC GoodFood, Eat the Seasons

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