Seasonal availability – what is available at the market

 

The lists below are from four markets chosen at random across a one year period: Winter 2015 (August 9th), Spring 2015 (November 22nd), Summer 2016 (February 28th) and Autumn 2016 (May 22nd). It is a list of what was actually available at these particular markets.

Key points:

  • For both fruit and veggies, a full range of seasonal produce is available at the market throughout the year.
  • The availability of fruit is highly seasonal, with only applies and lemons being available throughout the year.
  • All fruit is available in either Spring or Summer or both.
  • More than half of all veggies (26 of 45) are available throughout the year.
  • Some summer-grown veggies are long lasting and thus available all year (e.g. pumpkins), whilst others are short lasting and thus only available during summer (e.g. cucumber, rockmelon and sweetcorn). Others have a growing season which extends into Autumn (e.g. capsicum, eggplant and tomato).
  • A couple of veggies are only available in Spring: asparagus and broad beans.

View availability for either fruit or veggies.

Fruit
Winter Spring Summer Autumn
Apples yes yes yes yes
Apricots yes
Avocados yes yes
Blackberries yes
Blueberries yes
Cherries yes
Grapes yes
Lemons yes yes yes yes
Limes yes yes
Mandarins yes yes
Oranges yes yes yes
Peaches / Nectarines yes yes
Pears / Nashi pears yes yes yes
Plums yes
Strawberries yes yes

 

Veggies
Winter Spring Summer Autumn
Asparagus yes
Basil yes yes
Beans yes yes yes yes
Beetroot yes yes yes yes
Broad beans yes
Broccoli yes yes yes yes
Brussel sprouts yes yes
Cabbage yes yes yes yes
Capsicum yes yes
Carrots yes yes yes yes
Cauliflower yes yes yes yes
Celery yes yes yes yes
Chilli yes
Chives yes yes yes
Coriander yes yes yes yes
Cucumber yes
Eggplant yes yes
Fennel yes yes
Garlic yes yes yes yes
Kale yes yes yes yes
Kohlrabi yes yes yes
Leeks yes yes yes yes
Lettuce yes yes yes yes
Mint yes yes yes yes
Mushrooms (swiss brown) yes yes yes yes
Mushrooms (white button) yes yes yes yes
Onions yes yes yes yes
Pak Choy yes yes yes yes
Parsley yes yes yes yes
Parsnips yes yes yes
Peas yes yes yes
Potatoes yes yes yes yes
Pumpkin yes yes yes yes
Radish yes yes yes yes
Rhubarb yes yes yes yes
Rocket yes yes yes
Rockmelon yes
Sage yes yes yes yes
Silverbeet yes yes yes yes
Spinach yes yes yes yes
Spring onions yes yes yes yes
Sweetcorn yes
Tomato yes yes
Watercress yes yes
Zucchini yes yes yes

 

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