What’s in season: November

In season: November

 

Vegetables

asparagus, Reed and Hass avocados varieties, artichokes, Asian greens (bok choy, kang kung, etc), asparagus, beetroot, broad beans (peak of season), broccoli, collard greens, corn, cucumbers, green beans, kale, lettuces, shiitake mushrooms, okra, onions, red/Spanish (first of the season), peas, sugar snap, potatoes, pumpkin (Jap variety), silverbeet, spinach, witlof, zucchini, zucchini flowers

Herbs, spices and aromatics

basil, chillies, coriander, curly parsley, dill, flat leaf parsley, Italian Purple garlic, ginger, mint, oregano, rocket, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), thyme, watercress

Fruits, berries and nuts

apples – Pink Lady, Fuji, Granny Smith, Sundowner, apricots (just starting), bananas, blueberries, blood oranges (end of season), cherries, grapefruit, kiwifruit, loquats, mango (beginning of season), mangosteen, mulberries, oranges (Valencia), papaya, passionfruit (panama variety), pineapples, raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries, watermelon

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What’s in season: October

In season: October

 

Vegetables

Globe artichokes, Asian greens, asparagus, avocadoes, beetroot, broad beans, cauliflower, lettuces, shiitake mushrooms, onions, peas, potatoes (chat, new), silverbeet, spinach, watercress, witlof, wombok, zucchini

Herbs, spices and aromatics

chillies, coriander, curly parsley, flat leaf parsley, ginger, mint, oregano, rocket, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), thyme

Fruits, berries and nuts

apples – fujis, sundowners, pink lady, lady williams, golden delicious, red delicious and granny smiths are all in season, bananas, cumquats, grapefruits, kiwi fruit, oranges (Valencia), and nearing the end of the blood oranges, mandarins, papaya, passionfruit, pomelos, tangellos, strawberries

What’s in season: September

In season: September

 

Vegetables

Globe artichokes, Asian greens, asparagus, beetroot, bitter melon, broad beans, broccolini, cauliflower, kohlrabi, lettuce, mushrooms, cultivated, shiitake, peas, potatoes (chat, new), silverbeet, spinach, swedes, wombok

Herbs, spices and aromatics

chillies, coriander, curly parsley, flat leaf parsley, ginger, horseradish, mint, oregano, rocket, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), turmeric, thyme

Fruits, berries and nuts

apples (Lady Williams), bananas, cumquats, grapefruit, lemons, mandarins (Honey Murcott), melons, nashis, oranges, Seville and Blood oranges, papaya, pineapple, pomelo, tangelos

What’s in season: August

In season: August

 

Vegetables

beetroots, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, Jerusalem artichokes, kohlrabi, leeks, shiitake mushrooms, okra, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkin, silverbeet, spinach, swede, sweet potatoes, witlof, wombok (aka Chinese cabbage, aka celery cabbage)

Herbs, spices and aromatics

ginger, horseradish, nuts, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), turmeric

Fruits, berries and nuts

grapefruit, lemons, mandarins, oranges (blood), oranges (Navel), oranges (Seville)

What’s in season: July

In season: July

 

Vegetables

artichoke, Asian greens, avocados, beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, eschallots (red shallots), fennel, Jerusalem artichokes, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, shiitake mushrooms, okra, olives, brown onions, pickling onion, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkins, shallots, silverbeet, spinach, swedes, sweet potatoes, truffle (local Canberra black truffle), turnips, wombok (aka Chinese cabbage, aka celery cabbage), witlof (aka Belgian endive)

Herbs, spices and aromatics

ginger, horseradish, nuts, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), turmeric

Fruits, berries and nuts

apples (Granny Smith), cumquats, custard apples, grapefruit, lemons, limes, mandarins, melons, oranges (blood), oranges (Navel), papaya, pears, persimmons, pineapple, pomelos, quince, rhubarb, tangelos

What’s in season: June

In season: June

 

Vegetables

Asian greens, avocados, beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, fennel, Jerusalem artichokes, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, cultivated mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, slippery jack mushrooms, onions, brown, onion, pickling, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkins, shallots, silverbeet, spinach, swedes, sweet potatoes, turnips, truffle (local Canberra black truffle), wombok (aka Chinese cabbage, aka celery cabbage)

Herbs, spices and aromatics

garlic (from last November!), ginger, horseradish, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), turmeric

Fruits, berries and nuts

golden delicious apples, Granny Smith apples, jonathan apples, cumquats, custard apples, fejoias, kiwifruit, lemons, limes, mandarins, melons, nashi, nuts, olives, oranges, oranges (Navel), pears, persimmons, quince, rhubarb, tamarillo

What’s in season: May

In season: May

 

Vegetables

Asian greens, beetroots, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celeriac, chestnuts, corn, fennel, leeks, cultivated mushrooms, field mushrooms, pine mushrooms (aka saffron milkcap), slippery jack mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, okra, onions, parsnips, pumpkin, silverbeet, spinach, sweet potatoes, swedes, turnip, witlof, zucchini

Herbs, spices and aromatics

basil, chervil, chillies, coriander, curly parsley, dill, flat leaf parsley, Italian Purple garlic, ginger, majoram, mint, oregano, rocket, sage, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), tarragon, thyme, watercress

Fruits, berries and nuts

almonds, golden delicious apples, Granny Smith apples, jonathan apples, red delicious apples, avocados, chestnuts, fejoias, hazelnuts, kiwifruit, mandarins (Imperial), nashi, oranges (Navel), Packenham pears, persimmon, quince, rhubarb, tamarillo, walnuts

What’s in season: April

In season: April

 

Vegetables

beetroot, red cabbage, green cabbage, capsicum, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumber, eggplant, leeks, mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, field mushrooms, pine mushrooms (aka saffron milkcap), slippery jack mushrooms, onions, peas, pumpkin, silverbeet, spinach, turnip, witlof, zucchini

Herbs, spices and aromatics

basil, chervil, chillies, coriander, curly parsley, dill, flat leaf parsley, Italian Purple garlic, ginger, majoram, mint, oregano, rocket, sage, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), tarragon, thyme, watercress

Fruits, berries and nuts

almonds, golden delicious apples, jonathan apples, red delicious apples, chestnuts, custard apples, fingerlimes, figs, fuji, muscatel grapes, sultana grapes, guava, hazelnuts, kiwifruit, lemons, limes, Packenham pears, William pears, persimmon, pomegranate, quince, rhubarb, tamarillo, walnuts

What’s in season: March

In season: March

 

Vegetables

Asian greens, butter beans (aka yellow beans, aka wax beans), beetroot, broccoli, green cabbage, red cabbage, capsicum, carrots, corn, cucumber, eggplant, leeks, lettuce, shiitake mushrooms, pine mushrooms (aka saffron milkcap), slippery jack mushrooms, okra, onions, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, silverbeet, spinach, squash, swedes (aka rutabaga), tomatoes, turnip, witlof, zucchini

Herbs, spices and aromatics

basil, chervil, chillies, coriander, curly parsley, dill, flat leaf parsley, Italian Purple garlic, ginger, majoram, mint, oregano, rocket, sage, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), tarragon, thyme, watercress

Fruits, berries and nuts

almonds, chestnuts, fingerlimes, figs, cardinal grapes, muscatel grapes, sultana grapes, hazelnuts, lemons, imperial mandarins, papaya, passionfruit, Buerre Bosc pears, Packenham pears, red sensation pears, William pears, persimmon, pomegranate, plums, quinces, raspberries, rhubarb, strawberries, tamarillos, walnuts

What’s in season: February

In season: February

 

Vegetables

borlotti beans (fresh in pods), butter beans (aka yellow beans, aka wax beans), green beans (aka french beans, aka string beans), beetroot, red cabbage, green cabbage, capsicum, cucumbers, eggplant, leeks, lettuces, shiitake mushrooms, onions, peas, sugar snap peas, potatoes, pumpkin, silverbeet, snowpeas, spinach, squash, tomatoes, turnips, witlof, zucchini

Herbs, spices and aromatics

basil, chervil, chillies, coriander, curly parsley, dill, flat leaf parsley, Italian Purple garlic, ginger, majoram, mint, oregano, rocket, sage, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), tarragon, thyme, watercress

Fruits, berries and nuts

achacha, almonds, gravenstein apples, blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, cardinal grapes, honeydew melon, loganberries, nectarines, oranges (Valencia), William pears, Buerre Bosc pears, pistachios, raspberries, rockmelon, rhubarb, strawberries, watermelon

What’s in season: January

 In season: January

 

Vegetables

beans, green (aka french beans, aka string beans), green cabbage, red cabbage, capsicum, cucumbers, eggplant, leeks, lettuces, cultivated shiitake mushrooms, onions, peas, sugar snap peas, potatoes, pumpkin, silverbeet, snowpeas, spinach, squash, tomatoes, turnips, witlof, zucchini

Herbs, spices and aromatics

basil, chervil, chillies, coriander, curly parsley, dill, flat leaf parsley, Italian Purple garlic, ginger, majoram, mint, oregano, rocket, sage, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), tarragon, thyme, watercress

Fruits, berries and nuts

blackberries, blueberries, boysenberries, honeydew melon, loganberries, nectarines, oranges (Valencia), raspberries, red, white & black currants, rhubarb, rockmelon, strawberries, watermelon

What’s in season: December

In season: December

 

Vegetables

Asian greens (bok choy, etc), asparagus, beans (green, flat and butter), green cabbage, capsicum, celery, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, cultivated shiitake mushrooms, onions, peas (sugar snap), potatoes, radish, Silverbeet, spinach, snowpeas, sweetcorn, tomatoes (at last!), watercress, witlof, zucchini

Herbs, spices and aromatics

basil, chervil, chillies, coriander, curly parsley, dill, flat leaf parsley, garlic Italian Purple, ginger, majoram, mint, oregano, rocket, sage, spring onions (aka green onions, aka shallots – not eschallots), tarragon, thyme, watercress

Fruits, berries and nuts

apricots, cherries, gooseberries, grapefruits, loquats, mangoes, melons, oranges (Valencia), papaya, passionfruit, pineapple, plums, raspberries, red, white & black currants, strawberries

What’s in season

With the warmer weather approaching and everyone opting for BBQs and house parties rather than restaurants, people should be buying fresh local produce and take advantage of what is in season.

I never remember what is in season, but I avoid buying fresh produce from overseas. I came across a handy guide from The Food Co-op that I thought I’d share with everyone so we get the best of our local fresh produce.