Monday, 22 October 2012

What's In Season - During October

During October the following fruits and vegetables are available in the local markets.  We are nearing the end of the month and the markets are a hive of activity with plenty of fresh, cheap, fruit and vegetables.

Apple (elma)
Aubergine (patlıcan)
Bananas (muz)
Beetroot (pancar)
Bell pepper (dolmalık biber)
Borlotti Beans (barbunya pilaci)
Broccoli (brokoli or kıvırcık lahana)
Cabbage, white and red (lahana)

Calabrese (brokoli or kıvırcık lahana)
Carrott (havuç)
Cauliflower (karnabahar)
Celeriac (kereviz)
Courgette (kabak)
Cucumber (salatalık/hıyar)
Dates (hurma)
Eggplant (patlıcan)
Fig (incir) - these are now being sold dried
Garlic (sarımsak)
Gherkin (acur or kornişon)
Grape (üzüm) - yeşil/green, çekirdeksiz/seedless
Green Pepper (yeşil biber)
Hot Pepper (açı bibier)
Leek (pırasa)
Lemon (limon)
Lettuce (yeşil salata ve marul) cos/romaine variety
Madarine (mandalina) these are just coming into season and are still quite green and sharp
Mint (nane)
Mushroom (manta)
Okras (bamya)
Onion (soğan)
Orange (portakal)
Parsley (maydonaz)

Peanuts (fıstık)
Pear (armut)
Persimmon (trabzonhurmasi) *
Plum (eric)
Pomegranates (nar)
Potato (patates)
Pumpkin (balkabağı) these can be brought whole or in quarters
Red Pepper (kırmızıbiber)
Rocket (roka)

Squash (kabak)
Sweetcorn (misir)
Tomato (domates)

Turnip - large radish (turp)
Turnip (turp) creamy white or black coloured
Walnuts (ceviz)
Water melon (karpuz) still a few about mainly the smaller, longer, dark green with yellow stripes

* Persimmon (trabzonhurmasi) - Used in a similar way to apples and has a similar texture  can be eaten raw or cooked.

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