Old_Honky - 3:26 pm on Mar 10, 2012 (gmt 0)
I also try and eat in season locally grown fruit, but you have to make exceptions if you ever want to eat oranges and bananas in the UK.
My favourite fruit is the Cox's Orange Pippin apple, it is by far the tastiest apple on the planet. I can do without those tasteless bright red apples and the revolting so called "golden delicious". In the off season I have tended to eat South African Granny Smiths, but lately there is a New Zealand grown Cox which although not as crisp as the superior British grown variety is a passable alternative.
One of my favourite fruit combos is to thinly slice a Granny Smith and add this to sliced strawberries (the Elsanta variety is preferred) then drizzle with a small amount of balsamic vinegar and add freshly ground black pepper. Superb.
Let me tell you that with our climate in Scotland we wouldn't be eating much fruit. ;)
I believe the need for fruit in the Scottish diet is minimal because you have replaced fruit as a food group with deep fried Mars bars. :~]