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British seasonal food in July

British seasonal food in July is bursting with flavour, and here are the best vegetables, fruit, herbs, foraged food in season. Treat yourself to the full range of healthy fresh berries, enjoy the first courgettes, and make the most of all the foods available in July while they’re cheap on the market or at their peak on the allotment.

Fruit in season in July

Apricots, blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, cherries, figs, gooseberries, loganberries, peaches, raspberries, redcurrants, rhubarb, strawberries, tayberries, whitecurrants.

Best imported seasonal fruit

Apricots, figs, melon (Charentais, cantaloupe, galia), nectarines, peaches, pineapples.

Vegetables in season in July

Aubergines, beetroot, broad beans, broccoli (calabrese), cabbages (summer, red), celery, chard, chicory, courgettes, cucumbers, fennel (Florence), globe artichokes, green beans (French and runner), kohlrabi, leaf beet (perpetual spinach), lettuce and other salad leaves, mangetout, marrows, new potatoes, okra, pak choi, peas, peppers, radishes, shallots, spinach, spring onions, summer squash, tomatoes, turnips, watercress.

[Available most months in good condition: button mushrooms, carrots, cauliflower, maincrop potatoes, onions, rocket.]

Herbs in season in July

Basil, chervil, chives, coriander, dill, fennel, lovage, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, sorrel, summer savory, tarragon, thyme, winter savory.

[Always available: chives, coriander, parsley grown under cover; older leaves of hardy perennials like bay, rosemary, sage, thyme.]

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