Seasonal chart

We recommend that you support your local farmers’ markets. The food sold is fresh from the land, usually vine-ripened, organic or free-range and grown and prepared with love.

The following seasonal chart is a guide only and will vary according to climate and location, as well as from year to year.

Summer

  • vegetables:
  • artichoke (globe), asparagus, beetroot, butternut, baby corn, brinjal, cabbage, carrots, celery, chillies, chives, courgettes or baby marrow, cucumber, endive [limited supply], garlic, green beans, kohlrabi, large variety of lettuce, mange tout, marog, mealies, mushrooms, okra, onions, parsley, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, radicchio, rhubarb, spinach, spring onions, sweet peppers, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, squash, turnips

  • fruit:
  • apricots, apples like golden delicious, top red, starking, golden delicious (towards end of summer), bananas, berries like blue berries, strawberries, black berries & raspberries, cherries (1 to 2 weeks only), elderberries, figs, grapes, granadillas, guava, kiwi fruit, lemons, litchis, mangoes, melons like honeydew & pepino, nectarines, paw paws, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, pomegranates, prickly pears, quince, spanspek, tree tomatoes, watermelons.

  • herbs:
  • basil, bay leaves, borage, dill, fennel, lemon grass, marjoram, mint, oreganum, rocket, rosemary, sage, thyme, winter summer savoury

  • edible flowers:
  • anise, borage, cornflowers, courgette flowers, dill, elderberry, fennel, lavender, pumpkin flowers.

  • fish:
  • Cape salmon or geelbek, elf or shad, haarders, hake or stockfish, hottentot (bream) kabeljou, kingklip, monkfish, musselcracker, red roman, red steenbras, skate, snoek, sole, trout, stumpnose, tunny, yellowtail.

  • nuts:
  • coconut

Autumn

  • vegetables:
    artichokes (Jerusalem), avocado’s, beetroot, broccoli, brinjal, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chives, courgettes, cucumber, endive, garlic (scarce), green beans, horseradish, kale, leeks, lettuce, mealies, mushrooms, onion, parsley, peas, parsnisps, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, spinach, squash (gem), sweet peppers, sweet potatoes, turnips.

  • fruit:
    Apples like Granny Smith, Royal Gala & Fuji, avocado, bananas, figs, grapes, gooseberries, guava’s, lemons, mangoes, oranges (towards end of autumn), paw paw, peaches, pears, plums, pomegranates, pineapples, quince, spanspek, tomatoes, watermelon, winter melons.

  • herbs:
    basil, bay leaves, dill, fennel, marjoram, mint, oreganum, rosemary, thyme, sage

  • fish:
    Cape salmon, elf, galjoen, hake, haarders, hottentots, kabeljou, kingklip, monkfish, musselcracker, red roman, red steenbras, skate, snoek, sole, stumpnose, tunny, trout.

  • nuts:
    pecan nuts

Winter

  • vegetables:
    asparagus, artichokes (Jerusalem), beetroot, broad beans, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, celeriac, chives, cucumber, endive, garlic (scarce) horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, new potatoes, onion, parsley, parsnips, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, rhubarb Swiss chard, spinach, spring onions, squash, sweet potatoes, turnips

  • fruit:
    apples, avocado, bananas, gooseberries, guavas, granadilla, grapefruit, kiwi (limited), khumquats, lemons, limes, loquats, naartjies, oranges, paw-paw, pineapples, tomato

  • herbs:
    basil (perennial), bay leaves, bulb fennel, calendula, cat mint, dandelion, fennel, garlic chives, garden cress, lavender, lemon grass stems, lime leaves, marjoram, mint, mustard (green & red), nasturtiums, nettle, parsley, rocket, sage (limited), sorrel, bloody sorrel, thyme, sweet marjoram, oreganum, rosemary, winter savoury

  • fish:
    Cape salmon, yellow tail (galjoen – protected species), hake, hottentot, kingklip, monkfish, musselcracker, skate, snoek, sole, trout, tuna

  • poultry & meat:
    beef, chicken, guinea fowl, mutton, pheasant, partridge, venison

Spring

  • vegetables:
    asparagus, artichoke (globe), baby marrow, beetroot, beans, broad beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, courgettes, cucumber, endive [limited], garlic, green beans, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, mielies, new potato, onion, parsley, parsnips, peas, potato, pumpkin, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, Swiss Chard, squash, spring onion, sweet potatoes, turnips, waterblommetjies

  • fruit:
    avocados,apricots, bananas, Cape gooseberry, cherry, grapefruit, guava, kumquats, kiwi, lemons, limes, melons, mulberries, naartjies, oranges, paw paw, peaches, pineapple, plums, rhubarb, spanspek, strawberries, tomatoes, watermelons

  • herbs:
    basil (perennial), bay leaves, bloody sorrel, bulb fennel, calendula, cat mint, chives, dandelion, dill, fennel, French tarragon (limited), garden cress, garlic chives, lavender, lemon grass stems, lime leaves, marjoram, mint, mustard – green & red, nasturtiums, nettle, oreganum, parsley, rocket, rosemary, sage, sorrel, thyme, winter savoury

  • fish:
    Cape salmon, elf, hake, haarders, hottentot, kabeljou, kingklip, monkfish, musselcracker, red roman, red steenbras, skate, snoek, sole, stumpnose, tunny, trout, tuna, tunny, yellowtail (galjoen – protected species)

  • poultry & meat:
    beef, chicken, guinea fowl, mutton, pheasant, partridge, venison

  • nuts:
    almonds