Distinctive Fen radishes hit the market ahead of schedule thanks to G’s and Sainsbury’s

PUBLISHED: 17:35 11 April 2017 | UPDATED: 17:35 11 April 2017

The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather.

Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years.

Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. 

Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.

The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather. Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years. Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.

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The Fenland radish is ready to add extra crunch to the country’s salads – 10 days ahead of schedule.

The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather.

Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years.

Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. 

Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather. Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years. Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.

The recent warm weather and mild winter has brought an early crop and supermarket giant Sainsbury’s has begun work with Cambridgeshire-based radish supplier, G’s, to bring an early batch of red globe-shaped Celesta rash to the market.

G’s has supplied Sainsbury’s with over 1,000 tonnes of the crop every year since 1980 and grower Scott Watson manages one of the biggest areas in the country dedicated to growing radishes.

He said: “Here in the Fens, as one of the driest counties in the UK, we’re perfectly placed to grow top quality radishes with great flavour and a juicy crunch.

“The mild winter has meant that the radish have grown much faster than usual. It’s a real bonus for us to be able to increase the length of the British radish season and get them to Sainsbury’s customers earlier than ever before.”

The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather.

Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years.

Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. 

Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather. Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years. Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.

Lily Peck, Produce Product Technologist for Sainsbury’s, says: “We’ve seen demand for radishes increase by 22 per cent in the past year as customers realise how versatile they are.

“A few fresh radishes make a delicious crunchy snack or crudité, and their distinctive pinky-red hue adds an Instagram-worthy pop of colour to summer salads.

“As the weather gets warmer they actually get hotter in flavour so if you prefer a milder radish, these early varieties are the perfect choice.”

The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather.

Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years.

Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. 

Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather. Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years. Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.

The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather.

Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years.

Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. 

Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather. Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years. Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.

The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather.

Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years.

Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. 

Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather. Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years. Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.

The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather.

Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years.

Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. 

Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather. Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years. Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.

The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather.

Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years.

Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. 

Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather. Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years. Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.

The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather.

Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years.

Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. 

Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather. Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years. Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.

The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather.

Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years.

Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. 

Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather. Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years. Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.

The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather.

Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years.

Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. 

Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather. Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years. Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.

The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather.

Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years.

Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. 

Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.The British salad season has come early as the first harvest of British radishes hits Sainsbury’s shelves today, ten days earlier than expected due to the recent mild weather. Norfolk farmer Scott Watson oversees the first British radish harvest of the year, which will be landing in Sainsbury’s stores today. The grower has supplied the supermarket with fresh salads for 57 years. Sainsbury’s expects to sell over a thousand tonnes of radishes this year, as the first UK harvest of the colourful crop hits stores early due to recent mild weather. Scott Watson inspects his radishes for Sainsbury’s on a farm in Norfolk. The harvest of the colourful crop, which is earlier than ever this year, hits stores today, marking the start of the British salad season.

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