This year's scorching summer has not only been welcomed by sunbathers; the region's fruit farmers are also celebrating. And among the apples, blackberries and plums, a new crop is about to enter the food chain.
Deep in the Garden of England a grower has decided to grow an exotic fruit on a commercial basis - and is hoping grocers and supermarkets will bite.
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Monday's weather for the east of the region
Monday's weather for the west of the region
Sunday evening's weather for the east of the region.