What's In Season this February

Are you craving tropical summer fruit? The Panama and Sweetheart passionfruit variety are great in value and quality and eating especially sweet at the moment. Also plentiful in supply are figs from Grantham. How about melting butter and honey in a fry pan and place a few cut figs side down and cooking them until they begin to caramelize? Serve them with whipped cream, yogurt or ice cream on the side, and you have an instant desert that the whole family will love!

Stone fruits continue to shine, but savour them while you can as they won’t be around for much longer, with both the Australian cherry and apricot season ending soon. Honey Gold and Keitt mangoes from northern Queensland have hit the market replacing Kensington Pride and Calypso mangoes as their season also comes to an end. Likewise, get in quick to find the last of the Valencia oranges, with new season navels due to arrive soon.

The recent heatwave has impacted vegetable supplies. There is a limited supply of broccoli, cauliflower and celery, but tomatoes are bouncing back, particularly the grape and cherry varieties. The best buys in veggies this week are locally-grown capsicums. Both the green and red varieties are exceptional in size and quality and perfect for your barbecues, pizzas and grilled kebabs.

Our top pick for the week is dragon fruit. Unusual looking with spikey leaf-like stems on pinkish red or yellow skin, this fruit comes in both red and white flesh varieties and has a mild flavor and texture – similar to a kiwi but with a slight crunch. Packed with vitamins and antioxidants, you can combine the dragon fruit with other fruits to make a striking fruit salad mix or enjoy in a smoothie, dessert or jams.

You can buy the best of what the season has to offer here online at www.BuyFruit.com.au. It’s always the perfect time to start ordering your fresh fruit and vegetables on a regular basis. Contact our team today at 07 3054 5935 or via e-mail at [email protected] to enquire about special discounts for new customers.