In Season: Fruit Vegetables and Herbs

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In-season produce such as fruit, veges and herbs are at their best and cheapest, providing for a thrifty way to add some colour and variety to your meal-time menus.

In Season Fruit Vegetables and Herbs

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Not sure what to make? Try one of the following in-season recipes:

Spring     Summer     Autumn     Winter

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January

Australia

  • Fruit: Apricot, banana, berries, cherries, fig, grapes, lime, lychee, mango, melons, nectarine, passionfruit, peaches, pineapples, plum
  • Veges: Beans, beetroot, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, celery, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce,  onions, peas, radish, rhubarb, squash,  sweet corn, tomato, zucchini
  • Herbs: Basil, chilli, chives, coriander, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, sage, thyme

UK, Europe, North America

  • Fruit: apple, date, lemon, mandarin, orange, pear, tangerine
  • Veges: brussels sprout, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chestnut, kale, Jerusalem artichoke, leek, parsnip, potato, swede, sweet potato, turnip
  • Herbs: Garlic, ginger

February

Australia

  • Fruit: Apple, apricot, banana, berries, fig, grapes, guava, lime, lychee, mango, melons, nectarine, passionfruit, peaches, pears, pineapples, plum
  • Veges: Beans, beetroot, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, celery, cucumber, eggplant, leek, lettuce,  onions, peas, pumpkin, radish, squash,  sweet corn, tomato, turnip, zucchini
  • Herbs: Basil, chilli, chives, coriander, dill, garlic, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme

UK, Europe, North America

  • Fruit: Apple, date, lemon, mandarin, orange, pear, tangerine
  • Veges: Brussels sprout, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chestnut, kale, Jerusalem artichoke, leek, parsnip, potato, purple sprouting broccoli , swede, sweet potato, turnip
  • Herbs: Garlic, ginger

March

Australia

  • Fruit: Apple, apricot, banana, berries, fig, grapes, guava, lime, melons, nectarine,  papaya, passionfruit, pears, pineapple, plum, pomegranate, yellow peach
  • Veges: Asian greens, beans, beetroot, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, celery, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce,  onions, peas, radish, silverbeet, squash,  sweet corn, tomato, zucchini
  • Herbs: Basil, chilli, chives, coriander, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, sage, thyme

UK, Europe, North America

  • Fruit: Apple, date, lemon, mandarin, orange, pear, tangerine
  • Veges: Cauliflower, leek, parsnip, potato, purple sprouting broccoli, sweet potato
  • Herbs: Chives, parsley

April

Australia

  • Fruit: Apple, avocado, banana, cumquat, custard apple, grapes, guava, lime, melons,   papaya, passionfruit, pears, pineapple, pomegranate, quince
  • Veges: Asian greens, beetroot, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, celery, leek, lettuce,  onions, peas, parsnip, sweet corn, sweet potato, tomato, turnip, zucchini
  • Herbs: Chilli, garlic, ginger, parsley

UK, Europe, North America

  • Fruit: Apricot, avocado, mango, pineapple,
  • Veges: Cauliflower, carrots, celeriac, purple sprouting broccoli , lettuce greens, new potatoes, peas, spinach, spring greens, sorrel
  • Herbs: Chives, parsley, watercress

May

Australia

  • Fruit: Apple, avocado, banana, cumquat, custard apple, imperial mandarin, lemon, lime, melons,  navel orange, passionfruit, persimmon, quince
  • Veges: Artichoke, Asian greens, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, carrot, celeriac, celery, fennel, kumara, leek, lettuce, onions, peas, parsnip, silverbeet, swede, sweet corn, tomato, turnip
  • Herbs: Garlic, ginger, horseradish, parsley

UK, Europe, North America

  • Fruit: Apricot, avocado, gooseberry, mango, pineapple, strawberry
  • Veges: Asparagus, carrots, fennel, new potatoes, peas, radish, spinach, spring greens, sorrel
  • Herbs: Chives, dill, mustard greens, sage, thyme, watercress

June

Australia

  • Fruit: Apple, avocado, banana, custard apple, grapefruit, imperial mandarin, lemon, lime, melons,  navel orange, passionfruit, persimmon, strawberries
  • Veges: Artichoke, Asian greens, beetroot. broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, capsicum, cauliflower, carrot, celeriac, celery, eggplant, fennel, kale, kohlrabi, kumara, leek, lettuce, onions, peas, parsnip, pumpkin, silverbeet, swede, sweet corn, tomato, turnip
  • Herbs: Garlic, ginger

UK, Europe, North America

  • Fruit: Apricot, avocado, gooseberry, raspberry, strawberry, watermelon
  • Veges: Asparagus, aubergine (eggplant), beetroot, beans, Chinese cabbage, courgette (zucchini), cucumber, globe artichoke, new potatoes, peas, radish, silverbeet, spinach, spring greens, sorrel, tomato
  • Herbs: Basil, chives, dill, garlic chives, mustard greens, sage, thyme, watercress

July

Australia

  • Fruit: Avocado, banana, custard apple, grapefruit, imperial mandarin, lemon, lime, melons, navel orange, papaya, passionfruit, pomelo, quince, rhubarb, strawberries, tangelo
  • Veges: Artichoke, Asian greens, beetroot. broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, capsicum, cauliflower, carrot, celeriac, celery, eggplant, fennel, kale, kohlrabi, kumara, leek, lettuce, olives, onions, peas, parsnip, pumpkin, silverbeet, spinach, swede, tomato, zucchini
  • Herbs: Garlic, ginger, horseradish

UK, Europe, North America

  • Fruit: apricot, blackcurrant, blueberry, cherry, gooseberry, peach, raspberry, strawberry, watermelon
  • Veges: Asparagus, aubergine (eggplant), beetroot, beans, broad bean, Chinese cabbage, courgette (zucchini), cucumber, globe artichoke, new potatoes, peas, radish, silverbeet, spinach, spring greens, sorrel, tomato
  • Herbs: Basil, chives, dill, garlic, garlic chives, mustard greens, sage, thyme, watercress

August

Australia

  • Fruit: Avocado, banana, cumquat, custard apple, grapefruit,  lemon, lime, mandarin, murcott, melons, orange, passionfruit, strawberries, tangelo
  • Veges: Artichoke, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, capsicum, cauliflower, carrot, celeriac, celery, eggplant, fennel, green beans, kale, kohlrabi, humara, leek, onions, peas, parsnip, pumpkin, silverbeet, swede, tomato, zucchini
  • Herbs: Garlic, ginger, horseradish

UK, Europe, North America

  • Fruit: apricot, blackcurrant, blueberry, cherry, fig, gooseberry, peach, raspberry, red currant, strawberry, watermelon
  • Veges: Aubergine (eggplant), beetroot, beans, broad bean, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, courgette (zucchini), cucumber, globe artichoke, new potatoes, peas, radish, silverbeet, spinach, spring greens, sorrel, sweet corn, tomato
  • Mushrooms: chanterelle, black trumpet, cep, girolle, bolete, horn of plenty
  • Herbs: Basil, chives, garlic, garlic chives, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme, watercress

September

Australia

  • Fruit: Avocado, banana, cumquat, custard apple, grapefruit,  lemon, lime, mandarin, murcott, melons, orange, papaya, passionfruit, pawpaw, strawberries, tangelo
  • Veges: Artichoke, beans, beetroot, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, capsicum, cauliflower, carrot, celeriac, celery, eggplant, fennel, kale, kohlrabi, humara, lettuce, onions, peas, parsnip, pumpkin, silverbeet, spinach, swede, tomato, zucchini
  • Herbs: Chillies, garlic, ginger, parsley

UK, Europe, North America

  • Fruit: Apricot, blackberry, damson, fig, gooseberry, peach, peach, pear, plum, raspberry, red currant, strawberry
  • Veges: Aubergine (eggplant), beetroot, beans, broad bean, broccoli, celeriac, celery, courgette (zucchini), cucumber, kale, leek, new potatoes, parsnip, peas, radish, silverbeet, spinach, sorrel, sweet corn, tomato
  • Mushrooms: Chanterelle, black trumpet, cep, girolle, bolete, horn of plenty
  • Herbs: Basil, chives, garlic, garlic chives, oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme, watercress

October

Australia

  • Fruit: Avocado, banana, grapefruit, mandarin, loquat, mango, papaya, passionfruit, pineapple, tangelo, watermelon
  • Veges: Asian greens, asparagus, beans, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, capsicum, cauliflower, cucumber, leek, lettuce, onions, pumpkin, rhubarb, spinach, tomato, zucchini
  • Herbs: Garlic, parsley

UK, Europe, North America

  • Fruit: Apple, cranberry, fig, pear, plum, quince
  • Veges: Aubergine (eggplant), beetroot, beans, broad bean, broccoli, celeriac, celery, chestnut, courgette (zucchini), cucumber, Jerusalem artichoke, kale, leek, new potatoes, parsnip, pumpkin, radish, sorrel, sweet corn
  • Herbs: Garlic, rosemary

November

Australia

  • Fruit:  Avocado, banana, berries, cherries, grapefruit, lychee, mango, papaya, pineapple, oranges
  • Veges: Broccoli, cabbage, cucumber, peas, radish, rhubarb, sweet corn, tomato
  • Herbs: Basil, chives, coriander, dill, mint, oregano

UK, Europe, North America

  • Fruit: Apple, clementine, cranberry, date, fig, pear, quince
  • Veges: Beetroot, Brussels sprouts, celeriac, celery, chestnut, globe artichoke, Jerusalem artichoke, kale, leek, parsnip, peas, potato, pumpkin, swede, sweet potato, Swiss chard, turnip
  • Herbs: Garlic, ginger

December

Australia

  • Fruit: Apricot, banana, berries, cherries, grapes, lychee, mango, melons, nectarine, passionfruit, peaches, pineapples, oranges
  • Veges: Beetroot, Brussels sprouts, celeriac, celery, chestnut, Jerusalem artichoke, kale, leek, parsnip, potato, pumpkin, swede, sweet potato, turnip
  • Herbs: Basil, chives, coriander, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme, watercress

UK, Europe, North America

  • Fruit: Apple, clementine, cranberry, date, lemon, mandarin, orange, pear, quince, tangerine, rhubarb
  • Veges: Brussels sprout, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chestnut, kale, Jerusalem artichoke, leek, parsnip, potato, shallots, swede, sweet potato, turnip
  • Herbs: Garlic, ginger

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If I have missed any of your favourites, please leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to add them in.

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