Have you ever tried a Rainier cherry? You may have spotted them in M&S, they are the really beautiful red and yellow cherries. Rainier Cherries originated in 1952 in Washington, USA. Farmers crossed two red varieties and much to their surprise, the combination of these cherries produced a golden yellow cherry with a red blush and incredibly sweet flavour. Rainier Cherries were named after Mount Rainier, the highest peak in Washington.
We are really looking forward to being at Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival this weekend. Attracting around 22,000 visitors to its beautiful Regency Cotswold surroundings, this show is a must for all food lovers.
On Thursday, 11 June, the NEC in Birmingham will open its doors to thousands of eager visitors looking to discover the latest trends in cooking, listen to their favourite chefs talk about their journeys, and to try a whole host of the foods which will be on our plates this summer.
We attended BBC Good Food Eat Well Show to sample our wonderful South African Flavorking plums. The Flavorking is probably the sweetest plum you will ever try, as it is a hybrid of a plum and an apricot, giving it a unique ‘bubblegum’ flavour. In February and March, Flavorking plums come from South Africa, where the fruit is exposed to a lot of sunshine to ripen it on the tree. Later in the year (September time) Flavorking returns, from Italy and Spain.