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We encourage students and staff to take advantage of the edible campus by providing a wide variety of indigenous fruit, vegetables and herbs on campus.

Below are the lists of  Edible fruits and Herb lists on campus

 

 

Gooseberries

gooseberries


Native to Europe, North West Africa and most of Asia, this fruit can grow just about anywhere. The fruit is mainly ready for picking in early July

 

Rhubarb

rhubarb

The leaf stalks are crisp with a strong, tart taste and are commonly cooked with sugar and mainly used in pies and other desserts. Ready for eating in early summer.

Chives

Chives

Use it as a natural pest repellent or flavour up your food from eggs to fish.

Pears

pears

Native to coastal and mildly temperate regions, from Western Europe and North Africa to across Asia. Ready to pick in autumn

Apple

Apple

Ideal for small gardens, the fruit is rich in pectin and can be used to help make jam. Suitable for picking in late Summer.

Lemon mint

Lemon mint

Add a hint of lemon to your cooking, or add flavour to your ice creams in summer with this citrus herb.

Thyme

Thyme

Once used by the Ancient Egyptians for embalming their dead, this old herb is now most commonly used for flavouring food.

Potatoes

potatoes

Containing vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates, this vegetable is part of the staple diet for most of us, ready to pick around mid autumn.

Currants

Currants and Blueberries

Currants - Ready for eating in Summer, these little berries are full of flavour and mainly used for making jams and jellies.

Blueberries

Blueberries

This is mainly used to make jams, juice, pies and cereals and full of micro-nutrients, these little fruits are best for eating in Spring

Blackcurrants

Blackcurrants

Ready for eating in summer, these little berries are full of flavour and mainly also used for making jams and jellies.

Raspberries

Raspberries

These delectable little fruits are ready for eating early or late Summer, and are full of nutrients and rich in Vitamin C.

Greengage Tree

Greengage Tree

Known for their rich, confectionery flavour, these fruits originally came from France and are ready for eating usually in September and October.

Sage

Sage

This can be used to soothe a sore throat, but is mostly put in an oil and has been recommended for virtually every ailment.

Rosemary

Rosemary

Flavour up your Sunday roast with its leaves. This fragrant herb is native to the Mediterranean and Asia but is hardy to cool climates.

Lavender

lavender

Keep your clothes smelling fresh with this lovely little plant. It can also be used in salads and dressings.

Oregano

Oregano

Pop this herb on your pizza to give it extra flavour.

Parsley

Parsley

Treat insect bites and stings with this herb, and use it for any Italian dish to get it tasting authentic.

Vegetables

Vegetables

Vegetables are available all year round. Different vegetables at different times but always helping to keep us healthy.

Look through our Edible map here to find where you can pick these varieties of fruits, vegetables and herbs on our grounds