Seasonal fruits & vegetables – August to December



Kyrin Hall - purple cabbageTo optimize the available nutrients from fruits and vegetables, it is best to consume when in season. Here is a list of seasonal fruits & vegetables for the months of August through to December.

August:

Vegetable: artichoke – bean (broad + runner) – carrot – cauliflower – celery -cucumber – corn – eggplant – leek – lettuce – mushroom – onion – peas – potato – radish – spinach – summer squash.
Fruit: apricot – blueberry – cantaloupe – cherry – fig – kiwi – peach – plum – raspberry – strawberry – tomato – watermelon.

September:

Vegetable: artichoke – bean (French + scarlet) – cabbage – carrot – cauliflower – celery – cucumber – endive – herbs – leek – lettuce – mushroom – onion – parsnips – peas – potato – pumpkin – radish – salads (variety) – shallot – turnips.
Fruit: apricot – blackberry – fig – gooseberry – grapes – peach – pear – plum – raspberry – strawberry – tomato.

October:

Vegetable: artichoke – broccoli – cabbage – cauliflower – celery – endive – leek – onion – parsnips – peas – potato – radish – salad – shallots – spinach (winter) – sweet potato – truffles – turnips – pumpkin – winter squash.
Fruit: apple – cranberry – fig – grapes – pear – plum – tomato.

November:

Vegetable: jerusalem artichoke – beet root – broccoli – cabbage – carrot – celery – endive – herbs (variety) – leek – lettuce – onion – parsnips – potato – salad (variety) – spinach – sweet potato – turnips – winter squash.
Fruit: apple – cranberry – date – fig – orange – pear – tangerine – tomato.

December:

Vegetable: jerusalem artichoke – beet root – white and purple broccoli – cabbage – carrot – celery – endive – herbs (variety) – leek – lettuce – mushroom – onion – parsnips – potato – salad (variety) – sweet potato – spinach – truffles – turnips.
Fruit: apple – cranberry – date – grapefruit – orange – papaya – pear – tangerine.

Freezing fresh fruits/vegetables – will help you to maintain a varied diet year round.

Enjoy!

Kyrin Hall

Kyrin Hall - Natural Medicine, Food Science + TV Health PresenterKyrin presents & produces Health programmes for SKY TV The Active Channel. She also contributes to various Health magazines such as Men’s fitness, Runner’s world and Zest Fitness…
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