In season - Citrus fruit recipes

Different varieties of citrus fruits are available all year round and are bursting with nutrients - so start cooking with them today.
Published 2 September 2018

Citrus fruit recipe ideas


Types of citrus fruits in season


  • Ruby grapefruit.  Known for its red interior, the juice of the ruby grapefruit is mostly sweet, with just a hint of tartness. Grapefruit is in season through winter and spring. Choose a fruit that feels heavy for its size; it may have red blush markings on its skin.
  • Valencia orange.  More commonly available in early spring, valencias have a smooth, thin skin, pale flesh and a sharp flavour. Perfect for juicing.
  • Navel orange.  These oranges are available in winter and spring. They are juicy and sweet, usually seedless and easy to peel.
  • Imperial mandarins.  The first mandarins to be harvested each year, imperials contain very few seeds. Other varieties include the nova with its ‘pebbly’ appearance and dark orange skin or the sumo with its characteristic top-knot, usually available from mid-July.


In season during Summer, autumn, winter and spring.