You enjoy the late summer days to the fullest – and the local fruit and vegetables also catch the last warm rays of sunshine.
So that apples, pears and the like can move up on the fruit shelf, the berries have to give way: the season for blueberries, raspberries and currants is over in September.
You should also grab a lot of courgettes, mirabelle plums and plums, because you have to do without these varieties from regional cultivation for the time being.
Season calendar at a glance
The seasonal calendar shows you which fruits and vegetables are in season this month and which herbs are currently growing.
From A to Z – there is a little bit of everything in September: apples, pears, plums, quinces, grapes and plums fill the fruit baskets and complement porridge or fruit salad perfectly.
The vitamin bombs arm you for autumn and ensure that you stay healthy and fit even in the cooler months.
The regional selection of vegetables is once again showing its best and tastiest side and is also served with pumpkins, parsnips and beetroot.
The tables show you which regional fruits, vegetables and herbs are available in September:
Very fresh on the market
Only one apple a day is enough to do your health a big favor: Apples are rich in vitamins, because vitamins A, B1, B2 and C in particular are found in the pulp and the skin.
In addition, apples provide the fiber pectin, which ensures that digestion is stimulated and the cholesterol level is also lowered.
Some apple varieties are easy to store so that they can be eaten after the season or made into compote or juice.
If you want to enjoy the bitter elderberries, you have to hurry, because the berries can only be harvested for a month.
The dark blue elderberries strengthen the immune system with their high vitamin C content and have an anti-inflammatory effect. In addition, the potassium contained in the berries protects the heart and can thus protect against cardiovascular diseases.
By the way: the flowers of the elderberry bush are often used for juice or syrup or in the preparation of desserts. The white-yellow flowers develop from June to July.
From the shell to the seeds: in autumn the pumpkin is a healthy companion through and through.
The orange delicacy contains important nutrients, including iron, magnesium and B vitamins, and provides you with beta-carotene, which our body converts into vitamin A.
This vitamin has an antioxidant effect and protects your cells from free radicals.
Already knew? From a botanical point of view, the pumpkin is considered a berry because its seeds are exposed in the pulp. In addition, varieties such as Hokkaido and butternut can be easily stored over the winter.
Last Call: These fruits and vegetables are saying goodbye in September
If you are hungry for berries, stock up on blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and currants – because in the near future you will only be able to use them imported or frozen.
The season is also over for zucchinis and mirabelle plums, plums and plums.
With the salads you have to say goodbye to rocket and Batavia. You can look forward to them again in spring.
Seasonal calendar: the long-running favorites in September
Fennel, cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, corn and potatoes stay true to you this month.
But since the days of the potato harvest are numbered, the first tubers can be stored. Important: keep the potatoes in a cool and dark place so that they do not sprout.
A colorful salad mix of iceberg, endive and lettuce is left with you, as is lollo rosso and radicchio.
FIT FOR FUN favorite recipes in September
With these recipe ideas you will get a delicious foretaste of the golden autumn: From sweet to spicy, from mild to hot – September has a lot to offer.
Whether a sweet apple and spelled pan or a spicy pumpkin soup, you can conjure up delicious dishes with the fruits and vegetables harvested this month.
Enojy your meal!
Recipe: Easy Peasy Pumpkin Soup