The new season is off, starting with some fresh William pears, followed by lots and lots of apples – Royal Gala, Red Delicious, Jonathan. The full crisp apple range should be in-store by the end of April. Although a word of warning – be wary of new season Granny Smiths as they are tough, sour and not particularly enjoyable. We will be buying old season Granny Smiths for as long as possible and will only add the new season Granny’s into the mix once we know they’ve been picked at the right sugar and maturity level. Don’t worry – you can leave all of that to us. In the meantime, look out for Imperial mandarins – a favourite amongst the kids and they’ll be starting anytime soon.