Summer produce guide: February
It’s not that much longer until we’ll reach the final month of summer. But what does February hold for us Australians in terms of fruits and vegetables?
Just because it’s the last month of summer doesn’t mean things will begin cooling off. So, once again, you may want to take the following list and utilise what’s in season to make some refreshing salads or chilled fruit drinks.
First things first, it’s easy to see that there’s plenty to choose from on the fruit front in February. Considering such choice, it really comes down to what you like personally. Avocado is incredibly versatile, perfect for dips, spreads and, of course, guacamole. On the sweeter side, refreshing side of things, you can’t go past the likes of pineapples and grapes. Whatever your preference, February’s a great month for fruit lovers.
- Berries; particularly blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries
- Oranges; particularly Valencia
- Pears; particularly Howell & Williams
- Prickly Pears
There are one or two more vegetables in season for February, offering a wide variety to choose from. If you love beans, then you’re in luck – there’s plenty of varieties available. But there are plenty of other vegetables on display, including capsicum, cucumber, peas, squash, and more. So there’s enough choice to make something great.
As noted, while tomato is a fruit, its culinary purposes more often than not work with other vegetables.
- Beans; particularly Green, Flat, Butter, and Snake beans
- Onions, Salad, Green