Here’s When All Your Fruit And Vege Is In Season In Australia

Here’s When All Your Fruit And Vege Is In Season In Australia

According to Nutrition Australia, adults should aim to have at least two serves of fruit and five serves of vegetables or legumes a day. But how do you know what fruit and vege to eat, and when they’re in season here in Australia?

Lucky for us, environmental not-for-profit Sustainable Table has made it super easy to sort your apples from your artichokes depending on the weather outdoors with a seasonal produce guide. Here’s a brief rundown of what’s in and out:

Spring: September – November

Fruit

Spring is for in season fruit like Lady Williams apples, avocados, bananas, blueberries (at the start of November), cherries, grapefruits, honeydew, lemon, lime, lychees, mandarins, mangoes, oranges, pineapples, rhubarb, strawberries, watermelon.

Veges

Veges in season during Spring include artichoke, asian greens, asparagus, beans, beetroot, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, corn, eggplant, leek, lettuce, mushrooms, onion, parsnip, peas, potato (including sweet potato), pumpkin, spinach, tomato, zucchini.

Don’t forget about herbs and spices. In Spring, you’re best going for basil, chilli, chives, coriander, dill, garlic, ginger, kaffir lime leaves, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon and thyme.

Summer: December – February

Fruit

By summer, you’ll see much of the same fruit and veges with the addition of in season apricots, blackberries and boysenberries, currants and figs, grapes, nectarines, passionfruit, peaches, pears, plums, and raspberries. Sadly going out of season will be avocados, lime and mandarins.

Veges

This season, veges coming into the fold will be cucumber, capsicum, lettuce, snow peas and sugar snap peas, shallots, watercress and zucchini flowers. Leaving the party will be asian greens, parsnip, sweet potato, pumpkin and spinach. 

In the world of summer herbs and spices, give Thai basil and Vietnamese mint a red hot go.

Autumn: March – May

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Fruit

Come autumn, veges and fruits including custard apples, guava, kiwi fruit, nashi, papaya, persimmon, pomegranate, prickly pear and quince are in season. We’ll also see the return of avocados, limes and mandarins. Unfortunately, that pushes the berries, currants, nectarines and passionfruit out. 

Veges

Autumn is the perfect time to introduce Spring veges back to your plate, including artichoke, asian greens, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, corn, mushrooms, potato and sweet potato, pumpkin, zucchini and spinach. That means vegetables like pea varieties and zucchini flowers are on the bench.

Winter: June – August

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SPINACH & FETA TURKEY BURGERS w/ CREAMY CAULIFLOWER MASH & GRILLED BROCCOLINI by: @sara.haven ???? @sara.haven . SPINACH & FETA TURKEY BURGERS: 1 lb. ground turkey (I recommend 85-90% lean; if you go any higher, your burgers will likely be dry) • 3 cloves garlic, minced • 4 oz. feta cheese • 2 cups chopped spinach • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped • salt & pepper, to taste – 1) Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix gently with hands, until thoroughly combined. Shape turkey mixture into four patties; set aside 2) In a large pan or skillet, heat 1 tablespoon avocado oil on medium high heat for ~1 minute; add burgers and cook on each side for 7-8 minutes, or until no longer pink in the center. . CREAMY CAULIFLOWER MASH: • 1 head cauliflower, chopped • 3 garlic cloves • 3-4 tablespoons unsweetened milk • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese • 1-2 tablespoons ghee – 1) in a large pot with a steamer basket, steam garlic and cauliflower until tender; add to a food processor along with remaining ingredients; blend until smooth. . Check out @sara.haven for more. Enjoy!

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Fruit

In-season fruit come wintertime becomes slightly more limited. We’re left with a wide range of apples, oranges, mandarins and pears, but we lose the likes of guava, papaya, pomegranate, and prickly pear.  

Veges

In winter, your plate will be beaming with in-season veges like broad beans, broccolini, brussel sprouts, celeriac, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, radish and turnip. You probably won’t want to go for out-of-season vegetables like artichoke, corn and zucchini. 

Your options for herbs and spices also become slightly more limited in Winter. Ginger, coriander, dill, mint, oregano, parsley and rosemary are your winners this season. 

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