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What's in season?

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Keen to cook and eat what's in season? Then this list is for you.

South Africa is a massive country with an amazing variety of climatic conditions and three divergent rainfall regions: summer rainfall in the north, winter rainfall in the southwest and year-round rainfall along the southern coastal belt.

This means we’re lucky to have a wide variety of fresh, seasonal produce. Here’s what you can expect during the course of a year.
 

JANUARY

Vegetables: Asparagus, baby corn, mange tout, lemon grass, green beans, carrots, baby marrows, brinjals, garlic, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, radishes, spinach, squash, tomatoes, celery, peaches, radishes, spinach, cucumber, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrots

Fruits: Cherries, raspberries, loganberries, plums, bananas, litchis, mango, nectarines, pears, prickly pears, grapes, watermelons, melons, pineapples, pomegranates, figs, spanspek, granadilla, quinces

Herbs: Mint, parsley, sage, thyme, marjoram, oreganum, basil, rosemary, fennel, dill, bay leaves, rocket, chives, coriander
 

FEBRUARY

Vegetables: Asparagus, sweet potatoes, peaches, radishes, spinach, cabbage, cucumber, tomatoes, turnips, onions, potatoes, pumpkin, carrots

Fruits: Bananas plums, nectarines, pears, watermelons, pineapples, pomegranates, grapes, prickly pears, melons, peaches, apples, figs, spanspek, granadilla, all berries, quinces, coriander

Herbs: Mint, parsley, sage, thyme, marjoram, oreganum, basil, rosemary, fennel, dill, bay leaves, rocket
 

MARCH

Vegetables: Broad beans and butter beans, sweet peppers, peaches, radishes, spinach, cabbage, cucumber, tomatoes, turnips, leeks, onions, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, carrots, beetroot, potatoes, butternut

Fruits: Figs, pomegranates, quinces, plums, lemons, pears, grapes, pineapples, apples, spanspek

Herbs: Mint, parsley, sage, thyme, marjoram, oreganum, basil, rosemary, dill, bay leaves, rocket
 

APRIL

Vegetables: Jerusalem artichokes, pumpkin, leeks, cucumber, radishes, spinach, cabbage, cucumber, tomatoes, turnips, onions, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, parsnips, beetroot, pumpkin, carrots, potatoes, butternut

Fruits: Apples, pears, lemons, pears, grapes, pineappless, avocados, quinces

Herbs: Mint, parsley, sage, thyme, marjoram, oreganum, basil, rosemary, bay leaves
 

MAY 

Vegetables: Kale, turnips, cabbage, radishes, spinach, cucumber, tomatoes, turnips, leeks, onions, sweet potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, broccoli, cauliflower, parsnips, pumpkin, carrots, peas, beetroot, potatoes, butternut

Fruits: Cape gooseberry, pecan nuts, lemons, pineapples, appless, avocados, quinces

Herbs: Mint, fennel, parsley, sage, thyme, marjoram, oreganum, basil, rosemary, bay leaves
 

JUNE

Vegetables: Radish, peas, radishes, spinach, chillies, cabbage, cucumber, turnips, leeks, onions, sweet potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, broccoli, cauliflower, beetroot, parsnips, pumpkin, carrots, potatoes, butternut

Fruits: Grapefruit, naartjies, oranges, lemons, limes, bananas, lemons, pineapples, apples, granadillas, avocados

Herbs: Mint, parsley, sage, thyme, marjoram, oreganum, basil, rosemary, fennel, bay leaves
 

JULY

Vegetables: Celeriac, endive, kohlrabi, cabbage, cucumber, turnips, leeks, onions, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, parsnips, pumpkin, carrots, beetroot, peas, potatoes, butternut, spring onion

Fruits: Kumquats, guavas, Cape gooseberry, kiwi, olives, bananas, lemons, pineapples, apples, granadillas, avocados

Herbs: Mint, parsley, sage, thyme, marjoram, oreganum, basil, rosemary, fennel, bay leaves, rocket, lime leaves, chives
 

AUGUST

Vegetables: Asparagus, watercress, avocados, radishes, cabbage, cucumber, turnips, leeks, onions, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, parsnips, pumpkin, carrots, peas, spring onion, beetroot, potatoes, butternut, waterblommetjies

Fruits: Loquats, kumquat, guava, bananas, lemons, pineapples, kiwi, granadillas, avocados

Herbs: Mint, parsley, sage, thyme, marjoram, oreganum, basil, rosemary, fennel, bay leaves, rocket, lime leaves, chives
 

SEPTEMBER

Vegetables: Asparagus, rocket, watercress, artichokes, radishes, cabbage, cucumber, turnips, leeks, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, parsnips, beetroot, pumpkin, carrots, rhubarb, spring onion, potatoes

Fruits: Oranges, lemons, ruby grapefruit, bananas, pineapples, kiwis, avocados

Herbs: Mint, parsley, sage, thyme, marjoram, oreganum, basil, rosemary, fennel, bay leaves, rocket, lime leaves, chives, coriander
 

OCTOBER

Vegetables: Asparagus, waterblommetjies, globe artichoke, radishes, spinach, cabbage, cucumber, turnips, leeks, onions, sweet potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, parsnips, beetroot, pumpkin, carrots, rhubarb, potatoes

Fruits: Strawberries, guava, paw paw, kiwi, bananas

Herbs: Mint, parsley, sage, thyme, marjoram, oreganum, basil, rosemary, fennel, dill, bay leaves, chives, coriander
 

NOVEMBER

Vegetables: Asparagus, aubergine, radishes, spinach, cucumber, onions, sweet potatoes, globe artichokes, cauliflower, pumpkin, carrots, potatoes

Fruits: Apricots, cherries, plums, melons, peaches, plums, pineapples, kiwi, spanspek, cherries

Herbs: Fennel, mint, sage, thyme, marjoram, oreganum, basil, rosemary, dill, bay leaves, coriander
 

DECEMBER

Vegetables: Asparagus, globe artichoke, patty pans, radishes, spinach, cucumber, onions, sweet potatoes, globe artichokes, pumpkin, carrots, potatoes

Fruits: Litchis, mango, peaches, raspberries, peaches, plums, bananas, nectarines, watermelons, pineapples, figs, spanspek, cherries

Herbs: Mint, parsley, sage, thyme, marjoram, oreganum, basil, rosemary, fennel, dill, bay leaves, tomatoes, coriander
 

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