When I appear on Radio Kent I do loads of research so that I can be sure that I'm providing the audience with the best possible information.
However, there is never enough time to pass it all on. So this page will give me the opportunity to expand a little on topics of interest.
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Damsons blue-black fruit which look like small plums...originating from the area around Damascus, hence the name... may have been introduced to Britain by the Romans... Plums - tart or very sweet, for cooking or for eating... eaten in England for centuries... more than 300 varieties
Wild or woodland strawberries have occurred naturally in the British isles since the Ice Age... their range extends throughout Europe, Lapland, Iceland and to some eastern parts of the North American continent
Pattipan are know as the 'summer squash in North America... squashes are part of the Cucurbita family which ranges from cucumbers and courgettes to marrows through to giant pumpkins! Also info on raspberries and blueberries.
Greek in origin, the word asparagus means a 'sprout'... it's a member of the Lily family and related to onions and garlic...it has been commercially grown for 2000 years
Raspberries have been eaten since prehistoric times... only gained widespread popularity hybridized and improvements in England and France during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries... yellow, orange and purple raspberries are grown in some parts of world.
Sweetcorn is a form of maize...known as corn in the USA... eaten by Mexican and central American cultures as early as 3,400 B.C.... provides useful amounts of vitamins A, B3 and C, folic acid and fibre
Blueberries are a relatively new fruit, not becoming popular until the 1950s… have become very popular because of their health properties... a rich source of fibre, calcium and vitamins A and C and antioxidants