In season

November 4

In now: The first cherries picked in Hillston, NSW are a French variety called Earlise. The fruit is kidney-shaped on a short stem with firm, dark red flesh. It won’t store well so buy to eat.

The new thing: Andean Sunrise is a new little yellow-skinned potato developed by Dutch seed breeders. The pale gold flesh has a sweet flavour and floury texture – perfect for roasting. Duck fat optional.

Best buy: Hunt up tray prices on truss tomatoes.

In the vegie patch: Not feasting on sweet asparagus? Make a note to order crowns next winter to plant in a permanent patch.

What else:

  • lots of beetroot at good prices
  • purple asparagus has a moment in November. Use it raw to preserve the colour
  • bok choy is a bargain
  • Australian grapes are finally displacing the imports
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