Best season to travel to England

Berry Season

Treat yourself to delicious deserts with pieces of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries

Berry Season in England - Best Time
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Many people in England call the strawberry the "queen of berries." The cultivation of strawberries in England is widespread, but in some regions it grows more successfully. The strawberry season officially starts on May 1st and finishes at the end of September. You can find different varieties of strawberries in England—Sweet Eve and Eve’s Delight, with a pleasant aroma and longer shelf life, Elsanta with an excellent taste, the loveliest British strawberry, English Rose, which is famous for its orange zest flavour, and Jubilee. It is said that the sweetest strawberries are collected directly from the garden.

Strawberries
Strawberries

Do not miss the blueberry season in England! This miracle berry is believed to cure numerous diseases! Blueberries treat vision, improve memory, and enhance creativity. When blueberries are ripe, one should try to eat it fresh as much as possible. Ideally, you can also prepare it for winter. The blueberry season in the country begins in June and the start of the season usually features the Duke variety, though in some places they ripen in September. The most abundant harvest can be collected about two weeks after the berries have turned dark blue.

Blueberries on a walk near Clayton Hill, Nazeing
Blueberries on a walk near Clayton Hill, Nazeing

The raspberry season starts in June and lasts until October. In England, they are mostly grown in greenhouses because the climate is not so good for them. In the forest, you can find wild raspberry. However, it is much sourer than cultivated raspberries.

Berry Season in England - Best Season

Blackberries are a close relative of raspberries. Its season starts also in June, reaches its peak in August, and continues until the first frosts in November. In England there is a belief that you can bring trouble if you collect blackberries after October 11th: they say that it is on this day the devil spits on the blackberries, and therefore anyone who eats them will be defiled.

Wild blackberries
Wild blackberries
Box of blackberries
Box of blackberries
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