British Fruit and Vegetables in Season January

It’s January! I am not a believer in January detoxes and diets, I just continue eating lots of fresh vegetables and fruit and less cheese and chocolate. There is still a wealth of seasonal fruit and vegetables to enjoy so it doesn’t just have to be imported fruit and vegetables.

This month I am going to highlight lemons and leeks (not just for the alliteration!).

Fruit in Season January

  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Blood oranges
  • Bramley Apple (cooking apple)
  • Clementine
  • Dates
  • Forced rhubarb
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Oranges
  • Passion fruit
  • Pears
  • Pomegranate
  • Satsumas
  • Seville orange
  • Tangerines

Vegetables in Season January

  • Beetroot
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chicory
  • Horseradish
  • Jerusalem Artichoke
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes (maincrop)
  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Salsify
  • Swede
  • Sweet potato
  • Turnip
  • Truffle

Herbs in Season January

  • Non that I am aware of

Nuts in Season January

  • Almonds
  • Brazil nuts
  • Walnuts


I use an incredible amount of lemons in my cooking, I mainly use them in savoury dishes rather than sweet as I am not particularly a fan of lemon in sweet things.


Leeks are related to garlic and onions but have a much sweeter and milder flavour. They are also a great source of vitamin C and iron.


Sources: BBC Food, BBC GoodFood, Eat the Seasons


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