There will be plenty of Sharon fruit, the non astringent persimmon, available from Israel, according to importer Sudi Mehta of Minor, Weir and Willis. "This year a 15% increase promises to provide the largest crop on record reaching over 10,000 tonnes available for export," he says. "In the past the UK has only sold around 7% but increasing consumer awareness is encouraging multiples to stock more." {{FRESH PRODUCE }}