Harvey Nichols Foodmarkets nationwide are to celebrate the best of British rare apple breeds from October 25 to November 7.
Ten rare varieties will be available in the foodmarkets during the promotion, which is timed to tie in with Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night.
Varieties available will include Lord Lambourne, Lanes Prince Albert, Pitmaster Pineapple and Greensleeves.
Harvey Nichols will also be selling limited edition toffee apples made from five varieties of rare apple.
High prices for red Sunrise grapefruit were forecast this week by Agrexco, which handles 50% of the Israeli crop.
The first of this season’s fruit, packed under the Carmel Red brand, is due this weekend. It could make more than £10/carton on the wholesale markets, said Agrexco UK product manager Robert Cullen.
The reason for the high prices is the effect of the hurricanes on citrus groves in Florida.
Reports are coming in that as much as half the crop has been lost. Cullen said this was already having an effect on prices in the Mediterranean.
Agrexco’s initial shipment of 100 pallets, brought in on its own vessels via Marseilles, will be earlier than those of other exporters contending with an Israeli port strike which has hit container programmes.
Israeli grapefruit production should be about 240,000 tonnes, the same as last year.