Sweet Eve is a truly British strawberry, both bred and grown in this country. Unlike other varieties which are imported from abroad but grown here in the UK, Sweet Eve has been developed specifically for our Great British climate.
It thrives in the special weather conditions of this country, meaning it is sweeter and more flavourful when ripe.
In the UK, a novel approach is being pioneered by growers to prevent grey mould from ruining crops.
Wondering what on earth Spumoni is? Well so did we, and it turns out that Spumoni is a moulded Italian ice cream made with layers of different colours and flavours, usually containing candied fruits and nuts....and it sounds delicious!
It usually has three flavours, with a fruit/nut layer between them. The ice cream layers are often mixed with whipped cream and the most popular flavours of the ice-cream layers are generally cherry, pistachio, and either chocolate or vanilla, with the fruit/nut layer often containing cherry bits. The combination of the ingredients results in the traditional red/pink, green, and brown colour combination.
In the last 50 years, the UK has lost 90% of its Cherry Orchards and now imports 95% of the cherries eaten from Spain, Turkey and the US.
You can support the British Cherry by finding a Cherry Orchard to either pick-your-own or sponsor a Cherry Tree or you could even plant a cherry tree/miniature cherry tree in your garden.
Although scientifically a Vegetable (herbaceous perennial to be more specific) and not a fruit, in 1947 a New York court declared rhubarb a fruit because it is most often cooked as one in the US.
Related to Sorrel, flowering time in the UK is Early spring to late summer (April until July). There are lots of different varieties of rhubarb, which are easy to grow and very hardy.