British Fruit and Vegetables in Season December

It’s time for my December British Fruit and Vegetables in Season guide. I love December, I am a huge fan of the Danish concept of hygge, for me this includes candlelit evenings, homemade baking, warm winter food and large glasses of red wine (of course!).

This month I am going to highlight a nut (for a change) and a vegetable which are chestnuts and kale.

Fruit in Season December

  • Apple
  • Bananas
  • Bramley apples (cooking apples)
  • Clementine
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Grapefruit
  • Quince
  • Pears
  • Pomegranate
  • Satsumas
  • Tangerines

Vegetables in Season December

  • Beetroot
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Celeriac
  • Cauliflower
  • Horseradish
  • Jerusalem Artichoke
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Pak Choi
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Radicchio
  • Salsify
  • Spring Onion
  • Swede
  • Sweet Potato
  • Wild Mushrooms
  • Turnip
  • Truffle

Herbs in Season December

  • Rosemary
  • Sage

Nuts in Season December

  • Almonds
  • Brazil nuts
  • Chestnuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Walnuts


Chestnuts can be used to make some incredible vegetarian dishes. They are also beautiful in desserts too such as a chocolate chestnut roulade (recipe coming in December!). Apparently Italians used them to make polenta before the introduction of maize, who knew?!


Kale is an amazing superfood and is a fantastic staple in winter. There are not many leafy greens that are in season during winter so being able to have kale is great.


Sources: BBC Food, BBC GoodFood, Eat the Seasons


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