What’s in season in Australia in June?
It’s time to get cooking, with the cabbage family feature prominently as we enter winter. Vegetables tend to be denser and take longer to cook, while fruit like apples and rhubarb are even tastier when stewed or baked and eaten warm.
Citrus is also in season, but don’t get sucked into the vitamin C myth. If you’ve not plucked it from the tree yourself, there will be little C left in a supermarket orange as this vitamin reduces from the moment it is picked.
June fruit and vegetables
In season in June, choose Australian grown:
apples, beetroot, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celery, custard apples, fennel, kiwifruit, leeks, lemons, mandarins, olives, onions, oranges, passionfruit, pears, potatoes, pumpkin, rhubarb, silverbeet, spinach and sweet potatoes.
Spotlight on pumpkin
What to make with pumpkin? Try these classics from the archive.