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Autumn marks the transition from summer to winter – and the traditional harvest season, when crops, especially cereals and grain, are cut and brought in. 

As the nights draw in and the trees change colour, the summer berries season comes to an end and seasonal pumpkins and squash start to make their way to the supermarket shelves. 

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Click on the links below to jump straight to a list of what’s in season during September, October and November and some tasty recipe ideas. And don't forget that there are plenty of vegetables that you can get your hands on all year round. 

Jump to: September  |  October  |  November

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The end of summer brings a taste of autumn with pumpkins, butternut squash, all types of tasty apples and walnuts.

British fruit and vegetables available in September:

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Aubergines
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cabbages
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Chicory
  • Courgettes
  • Cucumbers
  • Dwarf beans
  • Fennel
  • Flat beans
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Lamb
  • Leeks
  • Lettuces
  • Marrows
  • Mushrooms
  • New potatoes
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Pears
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Plums
  • Pak Choi
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Rocket
  • Runner beans
  • Salad cress
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions
  • Strawberries
  • Swedes
  • Sweetcorn
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watercress

Recipe of the month

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Gingerbread Cake with Pears: Slice into eight for a great tasting cake! Taken from our Countryside Kitchen cook book - available now.

Meet the grower

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David Long has been growing pears on his family farm in Kent for 20 years and knows what it's like to be at the mercy of the weather. Pears are susceptible to the cold and if frost arrives at the wrong time,
it can ruin an entire crop.

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October sees celeriac and all types of broccoli and cabbages.

British fruit and vegetables available in October:

  • Apples
  • Aubergines
  • Blackberries
  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cabbages
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Chicory
  • Courgettes
  • Cucumbers
  • Dwarf beans
  • Fennel
  • Globe artichokes
  • Kale
  • Lamb
  • Leeks
  • Lettuces
  • Marrows
  • Mushrooms
  • New potatoes
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Pears
  • Peppers
  • Plums
  • Pak Choi
  • Potatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Rocket
  • Runner beans
  • Salad cress
  • Spinach
  • Spring onions
  • Strawberries
  • Swedes
  • Sweetcorn
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips
  • Watercress

Recipe of the month

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Cauliflower and Cheese Soup with Sesame Toast: Using the best seasonal British cauliflower, this creamy soup is great for warming up as the nights draw in.

Meet the grower

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Lincolnshire-based Wrangler Growers specialises in brassicas (cauliflower, broccoli and cabbages), producing 20 to 30 varieties of cauliflower, each of which prefer different conditions and mature at
different times of the year.

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Strawberries, swedes, raspberries and walnuts are still available in winter.

British fruit and vegetables available in November:

  • Apples
  • Blackberries
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cabbages
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflowers
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Chicory
  • Cucumbers
  • Fennel
  • Globe artichokes
  • Gooseberries
  • Kale
  • Lamb
  • Leeks
  • Lettuces
  • Marrow
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Parsnips
  • Pears
  • Peppers
  • Pak Choi
  • Potatoes
  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Raspberries
  • Salad cress
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Swedes
  • Sweetcorn
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips

Recipe of the month

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Venison Casserole: A hearty stew which not only showcases venison but also celeriac, serve with mashed potato. Taken from our Countryside Kitchen cook book.

Meet the grower

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For Tim Papworth, a fourth-generation farmer in north Norfolk, life brings daily challenges, a love of the seasons and a hope that his children will take over the family business.

Use the links below to find more seasonal produce and recipes using our wonderful home-grown food.


Last edited:15 February 2019 at 18:45


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