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  • Unseasonal fruit
  • Premier Icon cynic-al
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    I've been getting nice oranges since Xmas, I don't remember fruit ever being so available out of season. Not sure if this is a good thing or not.

    I thought you had just received a Christmas card from SuperStar Components

    Junkyard
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    its not think of the air miles carbon footprint etc…but you new that as you are quite a bright person. It is summer so plenty of seasonal fruit available anyway.

    Premier Icon cynic-al
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    Not after I torched his warehouse!

    mcmoonter
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    Strawberries at Christmas is plain wrong.

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    junkyard – its not quite as straight forward as that:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/bloom/actions/localseasonalfood.shtml

    British apples are not always a low-emissions alternative to imported apples – due to the way in which they are 'kept alive' in energy-intensive fridges for up to a year after harvest. In fact, an apple in August can have more carbon on its conscience than an apple that has been freshly harvested in New Zealand and shipped to the UK.

    Junkyard
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    same is true of tomatoes [and I assume other stuff]which are grown here but in heated greenhouses and artifical light. Can you link up for Oranges as the OP mentions in his post I was referring to them but it was not clear Sorry.

    Some of the out of season fruit is hardly worth eating – like strawberries, they practically taste of nothing unless freshly picked and in season rather than flown halfway round the world or out of season in a greenhouse

    mcmoonter
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    We bought a couple of punnets of these freshly picked on Hoy. 75p each with an honesty box. Deeeeeeelicious, plans to save them for supper were shelved. We ate them all there and then.

    I hate the way EVERYTHING is cold stored and nothing is properly ripe anymore. It just means most fruit is edible for about 3 seconds before it turns a mushy brown and rots.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    nothing is properly ripe anymore

    Of course it is. You just have to go to shops that sell it the way you want it.

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