Spring Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables
What’s in season for Spring?
Seasonality means the times of year when the picking of produce is at its peak. The supply of fruits and vegetables is affected by weather. Due to the wide climates between our different states, means we get some fruits and vegetables all year round!
Benefits of eating in season
- Freshness – high supply means it’s freshest on the market
- Flavour – peak picking time is also peak eating time!
- Nutrition – many nutrients start to break down after picking. So freshest is often packed with the most nutrients
- Price – high supply means that produce is at its cheapest
- Environment – locally grown produce means less reliance on off-season fruit and vegetables being flown or trucked in
So, with all this in mind, what is in season this spring (September, October, November)?
The tables below are a general guide on when fruit and vegies are in season this spring. A good rule of thumb is that if it’s locally grown and on special – it’s probably in season!
|Avocados||Apples||Bananas||Berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries)|
|Cumquat||Cherries||Citrus (lemons, tangelos, tangerines, blood-Seville oranges, mandarins)||Grapefruit|
|Asian Greens (bok choy, Chinese cabbage)||Asparagus||Artichoke||Beetroot|
Eating out of season
If something is out of season, check out frozen or canned options – or swap it for something in season.
1. Seasonalfoodguide.com [internet]. Commonwealth of Australia; c.2016. Australia General Seasonal Produce. [cited 2021 Sep 15]. Available from: http://seasonalfoodguide.com/australia-general-seasonal-fresh-produce-guide-fruits-vegetables-in-season-availability.html