Produce in season for December in Australia

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Vegetables in season for December in Australia

asparagus, avocado, basil, beans, capsicum, celery, choko, cucumber, celery, choko, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, onions, peas, spring onions, squash, sweetcorn, tomato, zucchini

Fruit in season for December in Australia

apricot, banana, black currants, cherries, honey due melon, lychee, mango, orange, passionfruit, pineapple, plum, red currants, rockmelon, watermelon

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Produce in season for November in Australia

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Vegetables in season for November in Australia

artichoke (globe), asparagus, avocado, basil, beans, choko, cucumber, lettuce, onion, peas, spinach, sweetcorn, spring onion, tomato, zucchini

Fruit in season for November in Australia

banana, cherries, cumquat, grapefruit, honeydue melon, lemon, loquat, mangoes, orange, paw paw, pineapple, rockmelon, watermelon

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Produce in season for October in Australia

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Vegetables in season for October in Australia

artichoke (globe), asparagus, avocadoes, basil, beans, broccoli, chinese greens, choko, cucumber, garlic, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, peas, silverbeet, spinach, spring onions

Fruit in season for October in Australia

cumquat, grapefruit, lemon, loquat, mango, orange, paw paw, pineapple, strawberries, tangelo

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Produce in season for September in Australia

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Vegetables in season for September in Australia

artichoke (globe), asparagus, avocadoes, basil, beans, broccoli, carrot, cauliflower, chinese greens, garlic, ginger, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, parsnip, peas, potato, pumpkin, silverbeet, spinach, spring onions

Fruit in season for September in Australia

apple, cumquat, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, melon, oranges, paw paw, pineapple, tangelo

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Produce in season for August in Australia

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Vegetables in season for August in Australia

artichoke (jerusalem), avocadoes, beetroot, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chinese greens, fennel, garlic, ginger, kohlrabi, leek, onion, parsnip, potato, pumpkin, shallots, silverbeet, spinach, swede, sweet potato, turnip

Fruit in season for August in Australia

apples, custard apple, grapefruit, lemon, lime, mandarin, melon, oranges, paw paw, pineapple, rhubarb, tangelo

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Produce in season for July in Australia

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Vegetables in season for July in Australia

artichoke (jerusalem), avocadoes, beetroot, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chinese greens, fennel, garlic, ginger, kohlrabi, leek, mushrooms, onions, parsnip, potato, pumpkin, shallots, silverbeet, spinach, swede, sweet potato, turnip

Fruit in season for July in Australia

apples, custard apple, grapefruit, kiwi fruit, lemon, lime, mandarin, melon, nashi, orange, paw paw, pineapple, rhubarb

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Produce in season for June in Australia

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Vegetables in season for June in Australia

artichoke (jerusalem), avocadoes, beetroot, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chinese greens, fennel, garlic, ginger, kohlrabi, leek, mushrooms, onion, parnsip, potato, pumpkin, shallots, silverbeet, spinach, swede, sweet potato, turnip

Fruit in season for June in Australia

apples, custard apple, grapefruit, kiwifruit, lemon, lime, mandarin, melon, nashi, nuts, orange, passionfruit, pears, rhubarb.

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List of the best storing and preserving methods for fruit and vegetables

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Different produce responds to different treatments – and some things just need to be eaten.

The list below gives a summary of which fruit and vegetables store and preserve well. It may also help in planing your edible gardening year.

Stores well:

  • apples, pears (not early variety)
  • beetroot, cabbage, carrot, garlic, kohlrabi, onion, parsnip, potato, pumpkin, swede, turnip

Good for bottling:

  • all fruits
  • tomato

Makes delightful things:

  • all fruits
  • aubergine, cabbage, cauliflower, courgette, cucumber, onion, tomato

Can be dried:

  • apples, damsons, plums
  • beans, peas, tomato

Freezes well:

  • berry fruits, apples and pears (if pureed)
  • broad beans, broccoli, calabrese, French beans, peas, runner beans

Lasts well on the plant or in the ground:

  • rhubarb
  • artichoke (Jerusalem), beetroot, broccoli (sprouting), Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celeraic, celery, chard, chicory, kale, leeks, lettuce and salads, parsnip, swede, turnip

Eat when ready: few or no good storage preservation options

  • artichoke (globe), asparagus, cardoon, radish, sweetcorn

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Produce in season for May in Australia

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Vegetables in season for May in Australia

avocado, beetroot, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celeriac, celery, chinese greens, fennel, garlic, ginger, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, mushrooms, olives, onions, parsnip, peas, potato, pumpkin, shallots, silverbeet, spinach, spring onions, swede, sweet potato, tomato, turnip

Fruit in season for May in Australia

apples, banana, custard apple, grapes, kiwi fruit, lemon, lime, mandarin, melon, nashi, nuts, orange, passionfruit, pears, persimmon, quince, rhubarb

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Produce in season for April in Australia

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Vegetables in season for April in Australia

avocado, beans, beetroot, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, capsicum, carrot, cauliflower, celery, chinese greens, cucumber, eggplant, fennel, garlic, ginger, leek, lettuce, mushrooms, olives, onion, potato, parnsip, peas, pumpkin, shallots, silverbeet, spinach, spring onions, squash, sweet potato, swede, tomato, turnip, zucchini

Fruit in season for April in Australia

apple, banana, custard apple, fig, grapes, kiwi fruit, lime, mandarin, nashi, nuts, passionfruit, pears, persimmon, pomegranate, quince, rhubarb

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