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In season mid-autumn: Turnips

Compared to the larger, yellow or orange-fleshed swede, the turnip...

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In season early autumn: Celery, celeriac

Celery belongs to the plant genus Umbelliferae, along with carrots...

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In season early autumn: Apples

Buying Look for firm unblemished fruit with rich colouring. A damaged...

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In season late summer: Stone fruit

These summer fruit are characteristically fleshy with a stone (seed)...

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In season late summer: Sweet corn

Buying To determine whether sweet corn is ripe, gently pull back...

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In season mid-summer: Strawberries

Buying Strawberries are delicate and don’t ripen after being picked so...

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In season mid-summer: Tomatoes

Botanically speaking, tomatoes are fruit — but as tomatoes are...

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In season early summer: Avocados

The Hass variety is the most common variety of avocado...

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In season early summer: Cucumbers

Cucumbers can come in a variety of colours (white, yellow,...

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In season late spring: Peas

Pea varieties include green peas, petit pois, sugar snap peas...

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In season late spring: Blackberries

Although this summer fruit has ‘berry’ in its name, botanically...

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In season mid-spring: Sage

The scientific name for this slightly bitter herb, Salvia officinalis,...

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In season mid-spring: Broad beans

The hardy broad bean plant can grow through winter to...

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In season early spring: Tangelos

A tangelo is a hybrid of any mandarin orange (in...

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In season early spring: Parsnips

With their pale, carrot-like appearance, it’s not surprising parsnips are...

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In season late winter: Silver beet

This dark-green, leafy vegetable is called chard, Swiss chard in...

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In season late winter: Tamarillos

This smooth, egg-shaped sub-tropical fruit originated in South America. And...

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In season late winter: Persimmons

This fruit (pronounced per-SIM-mon) resembles a large, firm, orange/red tomato....
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