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Fruit

Most of us don’t get much more imaginative than a bowl of apples and bananas on the kitchen bench. But fruit is so much more than that.

Fruits are nature’s lollies.

On a hot summer’s day, it’s worth waiting all year to bite into that first ripe plum or strawberry. And to know that crisp juicy apples are just around the corner makes the imminent end of the warm weather more bearable.

This is your handy guide to seeing which fruits are at their best now, which are on the way, and which aren’t quite there yet.

Apples

Apples

Braeburn

Out of Season

Apples

Apples

Eve

Going out of Season

Apples

Apples

Fuji

Out of Season

Apples

Apples

Gala

Out of Season

Apples

Apples

Golden Delicious

Out of Season

Apples

Apples

Granny Smith

Out of Season

Apples

Apples

Jazz

Out of Season

Apples

Apples

Pacific Beauty

Out of Season

Apples

Apples

Pacific Queen

Out of Season

Apples

Apples

Pacific Rose

Out of Season

Apples

Apples

Pink Lady

Out of Season

Apples

Apples

Red Delicious

Out of Season

Apples

Apples

Royal Gala

Out of Season

Apricots

Apricots

Out of Season

Avocado

Avocado

Hass

In Season

Bananas

Bananas

Cavendish

Out of Season

Blackberries

Blackberries

Coming into Season

Blueberries

Blueberries

Northern Highbush

Out of Season

Blueberries

Blueberries

Rabbiteye

Coming into Season

Boysenberries

Boysenberries

Out of Season

Cherries

Cherries

Coming into Season

Feijoas

Feijoas

Out of Season

Figs

Figs

Imported

Grapefruit

Grapefruit

At Its Best

Grapes

Grapes

Out of Season

Kiwifruit

Kiwifruit

In Season

Lemons

Lemons

At Their Best

Limes

Limes

Out of Season

Mandarins

Mandarins

Encore

Out of Season

Mandarins

Mandarins

Kiyomi

Out of Season

Mandarins

Mandarins

Richards Special

Out of Season

Mandarins

Mandarins

Satsuma

Out of Season

Mango

Mango

Out of Season

Melons

Melons

Honeydew

Out of Season

Melons

Melons

Rock melon, Cantaloupe

Out of Season

Nectarines

Nectarines

Out of Season

Oranges

Oranges

Navel

In Season

Oranges

Oranges

Valencia

Out of Season

Papaya

Papaya

Out of Season

Passion Fruit

Passion Fruit

Out of Season

Peaches

Peaches

Out of Season

Pears

Pears

Beurre Bosc

Out of Season

Pears

Pears

Doyenne du Comice

Out of Season

Pears

Pears

Hosui (Nashi)

Out of Season

Pears

Pears

Nijisseiki (Nashi)

Out of Season

Pears

Pears

Taylors Gold

Out of Season

Persimmon

Persimmon

Fuyu

Out of Season

Pineapple

Pineapple

Out of Season

Plums

Plums

Out of Season

Quince

Quince

Out of Season

Raspberries

Raspberries

Coming into Season

Strawberries

Strawberries

Coming into Season

Tamarillos

Tamarillos

Out of Season

Watermelon

Watermelon

Out of Season

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Why Seasonal Food?

Sure, most produce is available all year round, but out of season it’s expensive and never at its best. All those hours on a plane take their toll on imported produce, and even those that are grown and ripened in a greenhouse are never quite as how nature intended.

We reckon that the way to really enjoy healthy fruit and vegetables, and save yourself some cash, is to get them while they’re plentiful and bursting with flavour.

You’ll never get that out of season, and choosing what’s fresh is the way to turn plain old fruit and vegetables into a seasonal treat, to be looked forward to every year and savoured.

What’s Fresh is your guide to eating produce in season. Here you can find out what’s in season, what’s not, and just what the heck to do with those fruits and veges when you’ve bought them.

To get the freshest and tastiest fruit and vegetables, you need to look for what’s fresh.

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