Fresh now

New in Shiny red pomegranates from the US have arrived. Local fruit won't be picked until autumn.

At their best The tastiest varieties of blueberries are being picked now. Choose punnets with a white bloom on the berries.

Best buy Strawberries! Fruit won't store well so buy to eat fresh, or cook down with sugar and lemon to swirl through natural yoghurt or softened ice-cream.

In the vegie patch New growth on citrus is vulnerable to aphid attack. Look for little green or black sap-suckers on tips and under leaves. Squash with fingers. The squeamish can spray with PestOil, Eco-Oil or Confidor.

The story Fresh now first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.

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