Tomatoes originated in America & are a very popular and highly nutritious fruit. They can come in many shapes, sizes & colours & home grown are the tastiest!
The tamarind is a tree native to Africa that produces edible pod-like fruits that are extensively used in cuisines around the world. It grows best in tropical conditions so success in the UK will be limited to cold weather protection! If you have a recipe that uses tamarind you’d like to contribute, please use […]
Strawberries are a perennial soft fruit plant and surprisingly hardy even in very cold winters. They are easy to grow in any space – best in a sheltered, sunny spot.
Rhubarb has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years & probably came to Europe in the Dark Ages. It is an herbaceous perennial with the stems being eaten in early summer. Rhubarb contains oxalate – especially in the leaves – so stems only should only be eaten in season.
Red, White and Black Currants are deciduous shrubs native to western Europe & a very useful plant for any garden & small space as the plants produces masses of soft fruits in early summer that are tasty. and versatile.
Raspberries are an easy to grow soft fruit. They grow on canes that can provide many raspberries each year. Raspberries can grow in a variety of colours & are very nutritious.