Kalettes are back! They may sound like a Motown supergroup, but we’re in fact talking about delicious flower sprouts grown in Yorkshire. This Brussels sprout and kale cross is a relatively new vegetable and it’s becoming increasingly popular (including among Unicorn staff) because of its mild sweetness and versatility.
Our last apple pallet from Paul Ward in Kent is due on Thursday. His Crimson Crisps remain a juicy delight. Sweet and crunchy. This pretty much closes the UK apple season – a good 2 months earlier than last year!
Growing your own veg? We’re stocking a lovely selection of seed potatoes. They are supplied to us by Wass in North Yorkshire, who also supply many commercial growers. There are some 1st earlies (Accent), 2nd earlies (Charlotte, Marfona) and a main crop variety (Desiree). You don’t need an allotment or big garden to get into growing your own potatoes…it can be done in very small space, such as compost bags or containers. Start now by chitting your seed potatoes; leaving them upright in a light area of around 10 degrees. This encourages them to sprout, which helps to speed up growth once planted. Good luck!