South Africa's Summer Seasonal fruit & Veg

An image of couple of carrots and some vegetables


In today's world so many of us have lost touch with the fact that food is seasonal. We walk into the big chain supermarkets and buy healthy food but are paying little attention to whether that food is in season or not, often oblivious to the labels that note the produce is imported.

At Thrive, we would love to encourage people to start shopping more local, visiting the farmers markets and paying attention to what's in season. Not only is it more nutritious, it tastes better, it's good for our environment and it supports your local economy.⁠

As we start approaching Summer in South Africa, here are some of the seasonal Summer fruit and veggies you should see in your local supermarkets and veggie markets:


Apricots, apples, bananas, blackberries, cherries, figs, grapes, guavas, kiwi fruit, lemons, litchis, mangoes, melon, mulberries, nectarines, pawpaws or papayas, peaches, pineapples, plums, pomegranates, prickly pears, prunes, raspberries, strawberries, sweet melon, watermelon.


Artichokes, asparagus, aubergines (eggplant), baby marrows, beetroot, brinjals, cabbage, carrots, celery, chives, corn, green beans, mange tout, patty pans, pumpkin, radishes, red onions, spinach, sweet potato.