In now: The green-skinned shepard avocadoes are only briefly available. The flesh of green-skinned avocadoes doesn’t brown when cut as quickly as the black-skinned varieties.
At its best: Watercress spices up as nights get cooler. At the moment it’s still in its mild phase, perfect as a bed for grilled figs and roasted walnuts.
Best buy: Green olives ready for pickling are available by the box. Can’t find them? Travel to a suburb with Italian, Greek or Middle Eastern heritage.
In the vegie patch: Prepare the pea patch with plenty of organic matter and a handful of lime. Sow seed in a fortnight into damp soil.
- pomegranates are brilliant
- fans of the original persimmon will find plenty this week. Leave to soften completely,then scoop out the jellied flesh with a spoon
- the pink lady apples are ripe, adding to a fresh-picked list that includes fuji, granny, bonza, delicious, greenstar and kanzi
- the US mandarins are manky and the local fruit has been picked too soon and is mouth-puckeringly tart. Hold on; the good stuff is not far off.