What’s in season

Autumn harvest

Autumn is a time of plenty. A time to reap the rewards of time spent in the vegie patch over summer and get ready for the cooler months ahead.

At the Co-op late March/early April sees an abundance of corn, pumpkin, sweet potato, apples, pears, quince, persimmon and pomegranate!

Photo: Maja Baska

Did you know?

Pomegranates are packed with nutrients. According to Sydney Markets, autumn’s crimson jewel “contains almost 50% the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. Anthocyanins found in the red pigment of pomegranates may provide anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-cancer benefits.”

Store them in a cool dark environment for up to a month or in the fridge for two months.

This versatile fruit is perfect for sweet or savoury dishes like this Haloumi and Pomegranate Salad.

Photo: Maja Baska

Growing tips

Pomegranate Punica granatum makes an attractive backyard tree that produces red flowers before the lantern-like fruit appear. It can grow up to 8 metres, prefers full sun but is hardy in most conditions.  Pomegranates love a hot summer so if grown in very cold regions choose a spot near a north facing wall which will radiate extra warmth and protect from spring frosts.

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