summer fruit bowl

Summer is a wonderful season when the days are long and the sun is shining. It is a time of year when lots of sweet juicy fruit is perfectly ripe and in season.

Rainier Cherries

Did you know, farmers crossed two red cherry 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 originated in 1952 in Washington, USA and M&S was the first retailer to sell Rainier Cherries in the 1980’s. They are named after Mount Rainier, the highest peak in Washington.

Rainier cherries are sweet and are a good source of vitamin C, potassium and melatonin. They are also ‘child-friendly’ as the yellow fruit does not stain!

Pineapple

Even though pineapple is available all year round, they seem to really come to life in the summer. The pineapples supplied to Marks and Spencer are grown in Costa Rica, where they have developed a sweet golden pineapple, called MD2. Pineapples have many health benefits and are a good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin B1. Pineapples are reasonably priced and are always a great addition to a fruit bowl.

Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit

Did you know SunGold Kiwis contain 3 times more vitamin C than oranges? That is right, Zespri SunGold is packed full of vitamin C.

Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit has a beautiful golden flesh and a really sweet flavour. Unlike its green counterpart, the SunGold has a smooth brown skin (as opposed to the fuzzy skin of the green kiwi).  

They are perfect for snacking, blending into a smoothie or used as a breakfast topping.

Doughnut Peaches

Doughnut peaches, also known as Saturn peaches are a variety of peach that has a white flesh and is flat and round in shape. M&S select only the best varieties for their sweet and juicy characteristics, working with dedicated growers from around the world. As growers, we are currently working on ways to fill the gaps in availability.