SV Web Header Mandarins in Season now

Mandarin Facts

  • Mandarins originated in China. Visitors to China took the mandarin trees to Japan, the Phillipines, India, Arabia and North Africa. They were introduced to Europe through Tangiers in Morroco which explains why the Europeans began to call mandarins “tangerines”.
  • Mandarins got their name as they were so highly regarded in their native China that they were named after the officials of the Imperial Court.
  • Mandarins are crossed with graperuit to produce tangelos.
  • China is the major producer of mandarins, producing just over half of the world's total mandarin production.
  • Mandarins are a good source of dietary fibre, vitamin A and vitamin C
  • Mandarins are high in antioxidants which help to prevent heart disease and cancer
  • Mandarins are most commonly eaten raw, eaten raw, in salads, main dishes, desserts and can be canned.
  • Mandarin peel has valuable essential oil that is used as a commercial flavouring ingredient in soft drinks, liqueurs, confectionery, ice cream and baked goods.
  • Mandarins have a relatively short shelf life and start to deteriorate after 2 to 4 weeks in storage.

What's in Season?

 

January

Apricots
Apricots are in season!

Fruit

Avocados, Bananas, blackberries, blackcurrants, blueberries, boysenberries, cherries, grapefruit, lemons, mandarins, rock melon, nectarines, oranges, pawpaws, peaches, pineapples, plums, raspberries, strawberries and tangelos.

Sweet Corn
Sweet corn is in season!

Vegetables

Asparagus, beans, beetroot, broccoli, brussel sprouts, buttercup squash, cabbages, capsicums, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chillies, courgettes, cucumbers, eggplant, garlic, ginger, herbs, kale, kumara, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, rocket, silverbeet, spinach and tomatoes.

 

February

Tangelos
Tangelos are in season!

Fruit

Royal Gala Apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, grapes, lemons, mandarins, rock melon, nectarines, oranges, paw paws, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, raspberries, strawberries and tangelos.

Parsnips
Parsnips are in season!

Vegetables

Asparagus, beans, beetroot, broccoli, brussels sprouts, buttercup squash, cabbages, capsicums, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chillies, courgettes, cucumbers,, eggplant, garlic, ginger, herbs, kale, kumara, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, new season potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, rocket, silverbeet, spinach and tomatoes.

 

March

Strawberries
Strawberries are in season!

Fruit

Royal Gala Apples, apricots, avocados, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, grapes, lemons, mandarins, rock melon, nectarines, oranges, pawpaws, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, raspberries, strawberries and tangelos.

Beans
Beans are in season!

Vegetables

Asparagus, beans, beetroot, broccoli, brussels sprouts, buttercup squash, cabbages, capsicums, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chillies, courgettes, cucumbers,, eggplant, garlic, ginger, herbs, kale, kumara, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, new season potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, rocket, silverbeet, spinach and tomatoes.

 

April

Nashi Pears
Nashi Pears are in season!

Fruit

Royal Gala apples, Braeburn apples, bananas, blueberries, grapes, lemons, limes, mandarins, melons, nectarines, oranges, pawpaws, peaches, pears, pineapples, plums, raspberries, strawberries and tangelos.

Eggplant
Eggplant is in season!

Vegetables

Beans, beetroot, broccoli, buttercup squash, butternut, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chillies, courgettes, cucumbers, garlic, ginger, herbs, kale, kumara, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkin, radish, rocket, salad greens, silverbeet, snow peas, spinach, spring onions, Swedes, tomatoes and turnips.

 

May

Feijoas
Feijoas are in season!

Fruit

Royal Gala apples, Braeburn apples, Granny Smith apples, bananas, grapefruit, kiwifruit, lemons, limes, mandarins, passionfruit, pawpaws, pears, pineapple and tamarillo.

Courgettes
Courgettes is in season!

Vegetables

Broccoli, buttercup squash, butternut, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chillies, cucumbers, garlic, ginger, herbs, kale, kumara, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkin, radish, rocket, rhubarb, salad greens, silverbeet, spinach, spring onions, Swedes, tomatoes and turnips.

 

June

Persimmon
Persimmons are in season!

Fruit

Royal Gala apples, Braeburn apples, Granny Smith apples, bananas, babaco, grapefruit, kiwifruit, lemons, mandarins, pawpaws, pears, pineapples and tamarillos.

Yams
Yams is in season!

Vegetables

Broccoli, buttercup squash, butternut, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumbers, garlic, ginger, herbs, kale, kumara, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, potatoes, radishes, pumpkin, rhubarb, salad greens, silverbeet, spinach, sprouted beans, spring onions, Swedes, turnips and watercress.

 

July

Golden Kiwifruit
Golden Kiwifruit are in season!

Fruit

Royal Gala apples, Braeburn apples, Granny Smith apples, bananas, babaco, grapefruit, lemons, mangos, mandarins, pawpaws, pears, pineapples and tamarillos.

Turnips
Turnips is in season!

Vegetables

Broccoli, cabbages, carrots, cauliflower, celery, telegraph cucumbers, garlic, ginger, herbs, kale, kumara, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkin, radish, rhubarb, salad greens. Silverbeet, spinach, sprouted beans, spring onions, Swedes, turnips and watercress.