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Fruits & Vegetables in Season this October

2 October 2017
Tray of Cucumbers

October has snuck up on me yet again. Today I picked the first peas of the season straight from my garden. Nothing beats fresh juicy peas picked straight from the plant! Seriously, you would never hear anyone raving about the peas from their freezer, but homegrown peas…well they are in a league of their own!

I am also excited by the new fruits and vegetables that are coming into season!

This month we say goodbye to some of my favourite fruits including apples and lemons. The good news is that mangoes are back in season! My favourite season has to be mango season. I will never understand those people who don’t like mangoes, how can anyone not like mangoes?! Other fruits that taste their best in October include blueberries, bananas, valencia oranges, avocados, passionfruits and melons. 

Fruits in Season in October

Broccoli and carrots are coming to an end. Vegetables that are now coming into season include zucchinis, cucumbers and watercress. 

Vegetables in Season in October


What’s growing in your garden this month?

Happy eating!


Seasonal produce guide credit (click on link to see original source): Sydney Markets.

Photo credits (click on links to see original sources): avocadosbananasblueberries, grapefruitsmangoesmelonsValencia orangespaw pawspapayaspassionfruitspineapplespomelosstrawberriestangelosglobe artichokesAsian greensasparagusbroad beansgreen beansbeetrootscucumberschilliesgarliclettucemushroomsspring onionsgreen onionspeaspotatoessilverbeetspinachwatercresszucchinis.

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  • Reply Luda 3 October 2017 at 3:59 am

    fresh garden peas !! mmmmmm
    Mangoes absolute yum… but there’s something about getting close to the seed and getting the sting caught between your teeth….

    • Reply Rachel Ananin 10 October 2017 at 8:20 pm

      I absolutely agree, the mango fibres in my teeth and the juice all over my face are totally worth it πŸ™‚ Yum!

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