What’s in season?

We are lucky enough to live in a country where fresh food is abundant and often available year-round.

And while this is incredibly convenient, it can sometimes mean you’re paying double the amount for a punnet of strawberries in winter than you do in summer.

When food is in season there’s more of it and it’s easier to obtain – the supermarkets and have a higher supply and as a result the prices are lower.

But what is in season and when? 

We’ve listed some of the most commonly purchased fruits and vegetables in Australia and the best time to be buying them.

Autumn Fruits

Apples, Bananas, Grapes, Lemons, Watermelon, Peaches, Pears and Plums

Autumn Vegetables

Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Eggplant. Lettuce, Mushrooms, Potatoes, Tomatoes and Zucchini


Winter Fruits

Bananas, Grapefruit, Kiwifruit, Lemons, Mandarins and Oranges

Winter Vegetables

Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Carrots, Cauliflower, Mushrooms, Potatoes and Spinach


Spring Fruits

Bananas, Grapefruit, Lemons and Oranges, 

Spring Vegetables

Asparagus, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Fennel, Peas and Leeks


Summer Fruits

Blackberries, Blueberries, Grapes, Rockmelon, Watermelon, Nectarines, Oranges, Peaches, Raspberries and Strawberries

Summer Vegetables

Capsicum, Celery, Chillies, Lettuce, Rhubarb, Spinach, Sweetcorn and Tomatoes


Information sourced from:

Fruits and Vegetables in Season in Australia General – Seasonal Food Guide Australia



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