Early Spring – Seasonal Produce Guide

Early Spring brings so many ingredients back to the our kitchens and with it a return to lighter dishes after winter cooking. It’s exciting to see asparagus and broad beans appearing, alongside new season carrots, leeks, garlic and artichokes. Citrus lovers have a few weeks to enjoy blood oranges, tangelos and Seville oranges, plus late season lady Williams apples.

Seasonality is one of the keys to great cooking as working with these ingredients makes the cooks job easier rather than harder. These are the ingredients at their peak of flavour and quality, they are also abundant and affordable. Make the most of these early spring ingredients while they are at their very best.

Photo credit Wendy Wei

Early spring fruit

Blood orange

Cumquats

Grapefruit

Lady Williams apple

Lemon

Mandarins

Papaya

Pawpaw

Pineapple

Rhubarb

Seville orange

Tangelo

Early spring vegetables

Artichoke

Asian greens

Asparagus

Avocado

Beetroot

Broad beans

Broccoli

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Eggplant

Garlic

Green beans

Leek

Lettuce

Onions

Peas

Potato

Pumpkin

Silverbeet

Spinach

Zucchini