Why choose seasonal food?
Fruit and vegetables in season tend to taste better and are generally less expensive to buy.
However if fresh fruit and vegetables are not readily available in your area, canned or frozen varieties are good alternatives.
Below is a guide to the fresh produce available in each season. Further information on individual fruits and vegetables can be found at Go for 2&5®.
Summer (December – February)
apricots, bananas, berries, cherries, figs, grapes, limes, lychees, mangoes, melons, nectarines, oranges, passionfruit, peaches, pears, pineapple, plums.
asparagus, avocados, beans, capsicum, celery, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, radish, squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, zucchini.
Autumn (March – May)
apples, bananas, custard apples, figs, grapes, guavas, kiwi fruits, lemons, limes, oranges, passionfruit, pears, plums, pomegranate, rhubarb and quince.
asian green, avocados, beans, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, capsicum, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, eggplant, fennel, leek, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, parsnip, potatoes, pumpkin, spinach, sweet corn, sweet potato, tomatoes, turnip and zucchini.
Winter (June – August)
apples, custard apples, grapefruit, kiwi fruit, lemons, limes, mandarins, oranges, passionfruit, pears, quince and rhubarb.
avocados, beetroot, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, fennel, leeks, olives, onions, parsnip, potatoes, pumpkin, silverbeet, spinach, swede, sweet potato and turnip.
Spring (September – November)
apple, bananas, berries, cherries, grapefruit, lemons, mandarins, mangoes, melons, oranges, papaya, passionfruit, paw paw, pineapple, pomelo.
artichokes, asian greens, asparagus, beans, beetroot, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, chillies, cucumber, garlic, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, peas, potatoes, silverbeet, spinach, sweet corn, tomatoes and zucchini.
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