Seasonal Produce: Autumn List

Seasonal Produce: Autumn List

Mar 23, 2021Richard Tourino

Saying goodbye to summer is never easy, but there’s so much to look forward to as we move into Autumn. The time for crisp morning walks and chomping down on some of the best seasonal produce is here, including some wonky and imperfect apples and pears! 

The benefits of eating fruit and veg in season are many. Your favourite fruits and vegetables taste best when naturally ripened, and you’re likely to get some cost savings by choosing seasonal produce, since food that’s in season tends to be cheapest. Eating seasonal produce is one of the best things you can do to reduce your ecological footprint.

We’ve compiled a list of all of the seasonal fruit, veggies, and herbs and spices in season in Autumn. Many of these you’ll find in your Good & Fugly box this season. Enjoy!

FUN FACT: Did you know that the colour of capsicums (which can be green, yellow, orange, or red) is dictated solely by the time they are picked? There’s no difference besides that, but the yellow ones are best. No further comment.;)


  • Avocado
  • Apple (varieties include aba, bonza, braeburn, cox’s orange pippins, fuji, gala, golden delicious, granny smith, jonagold, jonathan, mutso, pink lady, red delicious, snow, and sundowner)
  • Blackberries
  • Banana
  • Cumquat
  • Custard apple
  • Feijoa (sweet and delicious green and white fruit that comes from Evergreen shrubs)
  • Fig
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Guava
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Mandarin
  • Mango
  • Mangosteen (a purple fruit with a sweet and sour flavour)
  • Nashi (also known as an Asian pear or an apple pear)
  • Orange (varieties include navel and valencia)
  • Papaya
  • Passionfruit
  • Peach
  • Pear (varieties include beurre bosc , howell, josephine, packham, red sensation, and williams)
  • Persimmon
  • Plum
  • Pomegranate
  • Prickly pear
  • Quince
  • Rambutan (a tropical fruit closely related to lychee)
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries
  • Tamarillo (an egg-shaped fruit with a sweet and intense flavour)


  • Artichokes
  • Asian greens (varieties include bok choy, choy sum, gai laan, and wombok)
  • Avocado
  • Beans (varieties include borlotti, butter, and green)
  • Beetroot
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Capsicum* (also known as a sweet pepper or bell pepper)
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Choko (a gourd that is also known as Chayote)
  • Corn
  • Cucumber
  • Daikon
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Leek
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Okra
  • Onion
  • Parsnip
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Shallot
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Swede (also known as rutabaga or turnip in parts of the world)
  • Sweet potato
  • Tomato
  • Turnip
  • Watercress
  • Witlof (a cultivated chicory that comes in many varieties)
  • Zucchini

Herbs & Spices

  • Basil
  • Chervil (a close relative of parsley)
  • Chilli
  • Chives
  • Coriander (the stem and leaves of which are known in some parts of the world as cilantro)
  • Dill
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Kaffir (Makrut) lime leaves
  • Lemongrass
  • Mint
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Tarragon (a perennial herb with a subtle licorice flavour)
  • Thyme


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