Seasonal chart - fruit and vegetables

A simple list of seasonal fruit and vegetables for South Africa.

31 Jul 2013
 

This list shows when fruits and vegetables are in season.

Spring - September, October, November

Fruit:

Apples
Avocados

READ: 10 super tasty avo recipes to make while they're in season

Bananas

READ: 5 insanely mouthwatering banana bakes

Cape gooseberries
Coconuts

READ: 10 recipes that use the miracle superfood - coconut

Dates 
Grapefruit
Guavas
Naartjies
Lemons
Nectarines

READ: How you should be eating this season’s nectarines

Oranges
Pawpaws or papaya
Pears 
Pineapples
Sweet melon
Strawberries

November

Apricots
Blackberries 
Cherries
Prunes
Raspberries 
Plums
Sweet melon
Watermelon

READ: 6 amazing things to do with watermelon

Vegetables:

   

Artichokes
Asparagus

READ:5 fantastic recipes starring asparagus

Maize or corn on the cob
Parsnips
Red onions
Rhubarb
Aubergines or Eggplants

READ:7 recipes to make you fall in love with aubergines

Baby marrows
Beetroot
Brussels sprouts
Kale spinach
Turnips
Watercress

READ:5 vegetables that make great crunchy homemade crisps

Try these recipes:

Caramel malva pudding with cognac pears


Poached pears with cinnamon ice cream
Baked blackberry chocolate fondant tart

Blackberry and créme de cassis sorbet
Spicy fig and plum chutney


Roasted plum pavlova


Summer - December, January, February

Fruit:

Apricots
Bananas

READ: 5 insanely mouthwatering banana bakes

Blackberries
Cherries
Figs
Grapes
Guavas
Lemons 
Litchis
Mangoes
Melon
Mulberries
Nectarines 
Pawpaws or papayas
Peaches
Pineables
Plums
Pomegranates 
Prunes
Quinces
Raspberries
Strawberries 
Sweet melon
Summer berries
Watermelon

Vegetables:

Artichokes
Asparagus 
Aubergines or Egg plants
Baby marrows
Beetroot
Chives
Green beans
Maize or corn on the cob
Patty pans
Radishes
Red onions
Rhubarb

Try these recipes:

Lemon curd squares


Nectarine tray bake tart


Quinoa and tomato salad with pomegranate


Banana, strawberry and bacon French toast skewers


Asparagus and chive frittata


Autumn -March, April, May

Fruit:

Apples

READ: 8 amazing apple bakes to keep the doctor away
Avocados
Figs
Granadillas
Grapefruit
Grapes
Lemons
Naartjies
Oranges
Pawpaws or Papayas
Pears
Pineapples
Plums
Pomegranates
Quinces
Sweet melon
Watermelon

Vegetables:

Aubergines or Egg plants
Baby marrows
Beetroot
Broad beans
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Butter beans
Hubbard squash
Parsnips
Radishes
Sweet peppers
Turnips

Try these recipes:

Haloumi cheese, watercress and red grape salad


Sparkling grape jelly pannacotta


French toast with figs, pomegranate and white chocolate ganache


Broccoli chicken casserole


Frozen watermelon lemonade


Winter -June, July, August

Fruit:

Apples
Avocados
Dates
Grapefruit
Lemons
Limes
Melon
Naartjies
Oranges
Pawpaws or Papayas
Pears
Pineapples

Vegetables:

Asparagus
Beetroot
Broad beans
Broccoli 
Brussels sprouts
Fennel
Jerusalem artichokes
Kale spinach
Parsnips
Pumpkin
Radishes
Turnips
Watercress

Try these recipes:

Tortellini with creamy pea and spinach sauce


Bacon-wrapped pumpkin slices


Goat's cheese and pistachio stuffed dates


Paprika chicken with chickpeas and fennel


No churn passion fruit lime ice cream


From Healthy Organic website.

- Caro de Waal

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