British Fruit and Vegetables in Season May

It’s May! I love May, Spring is fully underway, the weather really starts to warm up. All of the beautiful soft fruits like blackcurrants and strawberries start to come in season and my kitchen is filled with wonderful fresh salads of fruit and vegetables.

This month the vegetable I am going to highlight is Asparagus.

Fruit in Season May

  • Apricots
  • Banana
  • Blackcurrants
  • Grapefruit
  • Gooseberry
  • Nectarine
  • Pomegranate
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries

Vegetables in Season May

  • Asparagus
  • Aubergine
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Chicory
  • Globe Artichokes
  • Lambs Lettuce
  • Lettuce
  • Morels
  • New Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Pak Choi
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Radicchio
  • Radishes
  • Rocket
  • Samphire
  • Sorrel
  • Spinach
  • Spring Greens
  • Spring Onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Watercress

Herbs in Season May

  • Basil,
  • Chervil
  • Chives
  • Coriander
  • Dill
  • Elderflower
  • Oregano
  • Mint
  • Nasturtium
  • Parsley (curly)
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Tarragon

Nuts in Season May

  • Non that I am aware of


I love asparagus, as I have said before one of my favourite memories is going to buy asparagus as a treat from the local farm when I was very little. Asparagus is wonderful and is actually a member of the lily family. It contains more folic acid than other vegetables and also is a great source of potassium, vitamins A and C and fibre. It great in many dishes but is equally good served on it’s own with salt and pepper then dipped into egg yolks.


Sources: BBC Food, BBC Good Food, Eat the Seasons


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