If you haven’t had a chance to read my last blog post of the great benefits of eating in season, click here.
Buy in Season!
There are so many reasons why it’s a great idea to buy in season! From reduced prices, to fresh and nutrient rich fruits and vegetables. But how do you know what is in season?
As promised, I have included a South African list of all the fruits and vegetables of each season. So next time you go shopping, keep an eye out for some of your favourites!
Artichoke (globe), asparagus, beetroot, butternut, baby corn, brinjal, cabbage, carrots, celery, chillies, chives, courgettes or baby marrow, cucumber, endive [limited supply], garlic, green beans, kohlrabi, large variety of lettuce, mange tout, marog, mealies, mushrooms, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, radicchio, rhubarb, spinach, spring onions, sweet peppers, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, squash, turnips
Apricots, apples like golden delicious, top red, starking, golden delicious (towards end of summer), bananas, berries like blue berries, strawberries, black berries & raspberries, cherries (1 to 2 weeks only), elderberries, figs, grapes, granadillas, guava, kiwi fruit, lemons, litchis, mangoes, melons like honeydew & pepino, nectarines, paw paws, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, pomegranates, prickly pears, quince, spanspek, tree tomatoes, watermelons.
Artichokes (Jerusalem), avocado’s, beetroot, broccoli, brinjal, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chives, courgettes, cucumber, endive, garlic (scarce), green beans, horseradish, kale, leeks, lettuce, mealies, mushrooms, onion, parsley, peas, parsnisps, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, spinach, squash (gem), sweet peppers, sweet potatoes, turnips.
Apples like Granny Smith, Royal Gala & Fuji, avocado, bananas, figs, grapes, gooseberries, guava’s, lemons, mangoes, oranges (towards end of autumn), paw paw, peaches, pears, plums, pomegranates, pineapples, quince, spanspek, tomatoes, watermelon, winter melons.
Asparagus, artichokes (Jerusalem), beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, celeriac, chives, cucumber, endive, garlic (scarce) horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, new potatoes, onion, parsley, parsnips, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, rhubarb Swiss chard, spinach, spring onions, squash, sweet potatoes, turnips
Apples, avocado, bananas, gooseberries, guavas, granadilla, grapefruit, kiwi (limited), khumquats, lemons, limes, loquats, naartjies, oranges, paw-paw, pineapples, tomato
Asparagus, artichoke (globe), baby marrow, beetroot, beans, broad beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, courgettes, cucumber, endive [limited], garlic, green beans, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mielies, new potato, onion, parsley, parsnips, peas, potato, pumpkin, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, Swiss Chard, squash, spring onion, sweet potatoes, turnips, waterblommetjies
Avocados, apricots, bananas, Cape gooseberry, cherry, grapefruit, guava, kumquats, kiwi, lemons, limes, melons, mulberries, naartjies, oranges, paw paw, peaches, pineapple, plums, rhubarb, spanspek, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelons