A Look at UK Seasonal Fruit in July

July brings with it an abundance of delicious seasonal fruit in the UK.

From juicy berries to sweet stone fruits, the summer months are a time to indulge in nature’s bounty.

A Guide to July’s Seasonal Fruit in the UK

July stands as a beacon for fruit enthusiasts in the UK, heralding an era of harvest that boasts a tapestry of vibrant flavours.

Among the gems ripe for the picking are strawberries, a quintessential summer fruit loved for their juicy sweetness.

Raspberries follow closely, offering a tart contrast that enlivens the taste buds.

Blackberries, with their deep, wine-like complexity, add richness to any dish.

Cherries, the jewels of July, burst with a sweetness that is both indulgent and refreshing.

Blueberries, small but mighty, pack a punch with antioxidants and a subtle, sweet tang. The currants, both red and black, deliver a unique burst of flavour, ideal for jams and jellies.

Gooseberries, often underrated, shine with a sour zest, perfect for pies and desserts.

Savour this fruit at its peak of perfection and celebrate the season’s flavours.

Seasonal Menu Inspiration

Berries, with their vibrant hues and sweet-tart profiles, also make for splendid additions to salads, offering a refreshing contrast to leafy greens.

Taking advantage of the stone fruits, like cherries, can elevate both sweet and savoury dishes.

Pitting cherries and incorporating them into a summer salad with goat’s cheese and a balsamic glaze can create a harmonious balance of flavours.

Alternatively, cherries and other stone fruits work wonderfully when baked into clafoutis or galettes, allowing their flavours to deepen and meld with the pastry.

Gooseberries, with their unique tang, provide a splendid base for preserves or can be used to create a tangy coulis that pairs delightfully with creamy desserts.

Meanwhile, blackcurrants can be transformed into a rich, luscious jam that serves as the perfect companion to morning toast or scones on your breakfast menus.

For chefs with a penchant for culinary arts, experimenting with fruit-infused vinegars or creating a fruit compote to accompany grilled meats can add an unexpected and welcome twist to traditional dishes. Additionally, the simple pleasure of frozen berries or chilled slices of stone fruit can offer a cooling respite during the warm summer evenings.

Engaging with the full spectrum of July’s seasonal fruit not only enriches your menus but also connects you to the seasonal rhythms of the UK, making every dish an occasion to celebrate summer’s generous harvest.

To find out about our full range of English Seasonal Fruit in July, get in touch with us: enquiries@fsfruit.co.uk

If you’ve enjoyed our Seasonal Fruit in July Update, see our July fruit update here.