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Fruit & veggies in season in South Africa

Choosing fruit and veggies in season, not only means they are accessible and at their best in flavour, but often also more affordable. Buying local, season produce help reduce your food miles, as we don’t have to buy imported options.

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LiG Tydskrif |
Life Photography Berna Coetzee

LiG Tydskrif |
Life Photography Berna Coetzee

January – February

Fruit

bananas, blackberries, blueberries, figs, grapes, lemons, mangoes, nectarines, peaches, pineapples, plums, raspberries, spanspek, watermelon

Veggies

artichokes, baby corn, baby marrows, beetroot, brinjal, carrots, chillies, cucumber, garlic, green beans, lettuce, mange tout, mielies, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, red and yellow peppers, snap peas, spinach, tomatoes

March – April

Fruit

apples, avocadoes, bananas, figs, grapes, lemons, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, pomegranates, quinces, spanspek, watermelon

Veggies

baby marrows, beetroot, brinjal, brussel sprouts, butternut, cabbage, celery, cucumber, garlic, green beans, leeks, lettuce, mielies, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes

May – June

Fruit

avocados, bananas, gooseberries, grapefruit, guavas, lemons, oranges, papaya, pineapples, pomegranates

Veggies

beetroot, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, gem squash, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, spinach, sweet potato, tomatoes, turnips

July – August

Fruit

apples, avocados, bananas, gooseberries, granadillas, grapefruit, guavas, kiwi fruit, lemons, limes, naartjies, oranges, papaya, pineapples, rhubarb

Veggies

beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, garlic, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, spinach, spring onions, squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips

September – October

Fruit

bananas, grapefruit, guavas, kiwi fruit, lemons, mulberries, naartjies, oranges, papaya, pineapples, rhubarb

Veggies

beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, garlic, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, spinach, squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, waterblommetjies

November – December

Fruit

bananas, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, lemons, mangoes, papaya, peaches, pineapples, raspberries, rhubarb, spanspek, strawberries, watermelon

Veggies

artichokes, baby corn, beetroot, butternut, carrots, chillies, garlic, green beans, lettuce, mielies, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, red and yellow peppers, spinach, spring onion, squash, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, turnips, waterblommetjies

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