What’s in Season in September | Blog

What’s in Season in September | Blog

What’s in season in September: Darwin mango and Queensland strawberry seasons are hitting their peaks, meaning a strong supply of beautiful quality fruit, at excellent prices. Here’s our picks for the best seasonal spring fruits to enjoy this September.

Kensington Pride Mangoes

Australian mango season is officially here with early season volumes increasing out of Darwin. While overall mango volumes out of Darwin are looking like they’ll be lower than in previous years; there will still be plenty of fruit to come in mid-late September at the peak of the harvest. Quality has also been excellent. Keep an eye out for falling prices on loose mangoes in stores as the season progresses.

Mango 4-packs are also starting to appear in stores now that more fruit is hitting the market, providing excellent value for shoppers. Check out our mango recipes for some delicious inspiration!

Look for: Kensington Pride Mangoes have yellow skin with an orange blush, but you should also go by touch, shape and smell when you’re selecting mangoes in-store.

in season in august

Strawberries

The Queensland strawberry season is now hitting its peak, with a significant volume of very good quality fruit now available in stores. Prices have dropped substantially as a result, with 250g punnets going for as little as 88c AUD! Volumes and prices are expected to stay this way for the next few weeks so now is a great time to stock up on strawberries and pop some in the freezer for later.

Look for: strawberries should have plump flesh and a bright to deep red colour all over, with a sweet and appealing scent.

punnet of strawberries

Photo by Boaz Yahav on Unsplash

Lemons

Victorian-grown lemons are still going strong, with good volumes and quality. Hot tip: when selecting lemons in-store, check to see whether the fruit feels firm, but with slight give when gently pressed, as this indicates more flesh and less pith.

Look for: fruit which is vibrant yellow in colour, firm to the touch, and with slight give when gently pressed.

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