Victorian winter white back on festive menu

Fenland Celery.
Fenland Celery.

A vegetable known as the “caviar of celery” is earning its place as a staple of the festive menu – for the first time since Victorian times.

Fenland Celery lost its place as an artisan product, specially grown for the Christmas market, but G’s Fresh is changing that.

The local variety – grown on fields on the fringes of south Lincolnshire – has been revived by the company in response to people like TV chef Delia Smith, who has applauded its exceptional flavour “particularly after a light frost”.

It is known as winter white celery due to the cultivation method that prevents the sun touching the stems and turning them yellow.