Guide: Seasonal fruit and vegetables in South Africa

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Use this chart as a guideline and find inspiration to cook with something new each season.

If you are wondering where the litchis and strawberries went, it is not the season for them.

This list shows when fruits and vegetables are in season and helps you save money and eat better quality food.

Spring – September, October, November

Apples
Avocados
Bananas
Cape gooseberries
Coconuts
Dates
Grapefruit
Guavas
Lemons
Naartjies
Nectarines
Oranges
papaya
Pears
Pineapples
Sweet melon
Strawberries

November

Apricots

Artichokes

Blackberries

Asparagus

Cherries

Aubergines or Eggplants

Plums

Baby marrows

Prunes

Beetroot

Watermelon

Brussels sprouts

Sweet melon

Kale spinach

Maize or corn on the cob

Red onions

Summer – December, January, February

Apricots

Artichokes

Bananas

Asparagus

Blackberries

Aubergines or Eggplants

Figs

Baby marrows

Lemons

Beetroot

Mangoes

Green beans

Pawpaw / papaya

Maize or corn on the cob

Peaches

Radishes

Pineapples

Rhubarb

Autumn – March, April, May

Apples

Aubergines or Eggplants

Avocados

Beetroot

Figs

Broad beans

Lemons

Butter beans

Naartjies

Hubbard squash

Oranges

Radishes

Pawpaw / papaya

Sweet peppers

Pears

Turnips

Pomegranates

Baby marrows

Winter – June, July, August

Apples

Asparagus

Avocados

Beetroot

Dates

Broad beans

Lemons

Brussels sprouts

Naartjies

Fennel

Oranges

Jerusalem artichokes

Pawpaw / papaya

Radishes

Pears

Turnips

Pineapples

Watercress

Source: Healthy Organic website

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