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What’s in season during Autumn

 

If you want to know what produce is in season in Australia now, check out this list of fruits and vegetables. Choose this local Australian produce next time you're at your grocery store during Autumn!

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What’s in season during Autumn

As the weather changes, so do the fruits and vegetables in the produce aisle. Cooler weather signals the abundance of favourites like pumpkin, apples and pears, but what other fruits and vegetables are available? Here’s a list of some popular autumn fruits and vegetables which are in all their seasonal glory, plus lots of seasonal recipe ideas like toasty banana bread, mushroom ragu on a creamy bed of polenta, cheesy cauliflower mac and cheese and more!

What's in season in autumn Australia

Autumn fruits

  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Pears
  • Passionfruit
  • Bananas
  • Kiwifruit
  • Guava
  • Finger limes
  • Pomegranates
  • Navel oranges
  • Limes
  • Lemons
  • Custard apples
  • Dates
  • Imperial mandarins
  • Persimmons
  • Rhubarb
  • Figs

Autumn vegetables 

  • Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Pumpkin
  • Leeks
  • Eggplant
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Chestnuts
  • Bok choy
  • Spinach
  • Capsicums
  • Mushrooms
  • Fennel
  • Silverbeet
  • Brussel sprouts from April
  • Kale

Why it's better to buy seasonal produce

Choosing in season fruits and vegetables is a great idea for a few reasons.
 

  1. It's cheaper - when fruit and vegetables are in season, they're abundant. This means they're at better prices and you can get some great bargains.
     
  2. It's more nutritious - seasonal fruit and vegetables are allowed to mature at optimum conditions and are fresher and therefore have more vitamins and antioxidants.
     
  3. It supports local suppliers - supporting local businesses is always a good idea.
     
  4. It's more sustainable - buying local, seasonal produce means that it hasn't had to travel as far or be kept under special conditions for a long time.

     

Autumn recipes

Get lots of ideas for using seasonal autumn produce with the recipes below, or check out this collection of Autumn Recipes.

Get the recipe: Glazed Teriyaki Eggplant with Edamame Rice Salad

Bake your bounty of autumn eggplants with a sticky glaze until they're creamy and tender. 

Get the recipe: Pumpkin, Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells

This pasta bake screams autumn with both pumpkin and spinach piled into giant pasta shells. 

Get the recipe: Sponge Cake with Cream and Passionfruit Curd

Turn lots of passionfruit into passionfruit curd and drizzle on top of your weekend baking and autumn desserts.

Banana Bread with Caramelised Bananas

Mushroom Ragu with Creamy Polenta

Cauliflower Mac 'n' Cheese

Loaded Sweet Potato Skins

Mexican Sweet Potato Family Hash Brown

Cheesy Sweet Potato, Potato and Sage Gratin

Beef Korma with Pumpkin and Beans

Pumpkin Scones

Butternut Pumpkin Spice Cake with Sunflower Almond Toffee

Beef Stroganoff in Garlic Cob Loaf "The Cobanoff"

Garlic Mushroom and Chives Dutch Baby

Chicken, Spinach and Mushroom Lasagne

Roasted Pumpkin, Brussel Sprouts and Prosciutto with Egg

Pear and Brussel Sprout Slaw

One-Pan Butter Chicken with Cauliflower

Chicken, Leek & Mushroom Pot Pies

Cauliflower, Leek and Bacon Soup

Pea, Leek and Bacon Frittata