I always equate spring with gardening and so I always forget that Spring is the season with the least fresh fruit and vegetables on offer.
Of course, when I think about it, Spring is a time for planting new crops not harvesting them, but it still surprises me nevertheless.
Growing up in Bathurst, Spring meant cherry blossoms and a visit from our nanna, who was a keen gardener and loved to see the cherry blossom trees around town in full bloom.
It also meant hay fever, but that’s a lot less romantic.
Now, when I think of spring I think of the little fella eating avocado. He started solids in Spring and the avocado that year was some of the best I’ve ever tasted.
Today’s post is a downloadable PDF guide to what’s in season during the Spring months. You can print it out and use when menu planning, to plan to use seasonal (and therefore cheaper) produce.
As usual, this is a general guide only – there will be local variations in climate that will affect exactly what’s in season, when.
Here are a couple of recipes from the archives that feature spring fruit and vegetables:
- Spinach Pie
- Silverbeet and mushroom pastries
- Chicken and Pea pasta sauce
- Homemade Chips
- Chicken and asparagus risotto
- Tropical fruit salad
Click here to download the Australian fruit and vegetables seasonal list for Spring (pdf).