Spring has finally sprung, and we are (no doubt) all enjoying seeing the sun rise a little earlier and for a little longer each day. All the trees are starting to blossom with the most gorgeous array of flowers and it won’t be long until we get to experience that wonderfully diverse summer bounty of fresh fruit that we Tasmanians so thoroughly enjoy. So what are the fruit and vegetables in season in Tasmania over spring?
While summer is a few months away, we still get to enjoy a vast array of fresh vegetables to adorn our lunch and dinner tables, as well as a few refreshing fruits.
Of the fruits, you will find crunchy, juicy, flavoursome apples from around the state, as well as juicy pears and lemons. Be sure to make the most of the apples and pears, as their season ends with the approach of the warmer summer weather. If you have a stash of lemons, why not try this bright and delicious lemon slice.
While most of the vegetables are in season for much of the year, brussell sprouts are only in season for a flash. These little parcels of goodness are simply to die for when sautéed in butter or fried with chopped bacon – worth a try while they’re here and ready for the eating.
Other vegetables that are in season in our magnificent state include artichokes, asparagus, beans, beetroot, bok choy, broccoli, cabbages, carrots, choy sum, chilies, garlic, kale, leeks, lettuce, onions, pak choy, parsnips, peas, potatoes, rocket, silver beet, spinach and swedes.
We’ve put together a little list of some of our tasty recipes that include many of the veggies that are in season over spring – we hope you enjoy tucking in: