Robin Powell

Tastiest on offer: Kensington pride mangoes.
Tastiest on offer: Kensington pride mangoes.

In now

Here come the berries. Boysenberries and blackberries are newly arrived; raspberries will soon start sinking in price and rising in flavour; and the strawberries and blueberries are terrific. Red currants will complete the gang in a few weeks.

At its best

Kensington Pride mangoes from Katherine are tastier than the early-season Darwin fruit.

Best buy

Broccoli is the vegetable of the moment. It’s good steamed crisp and simply dressed; or cooked down to a mushy sludge with garlic and olive oil.

In the vegie patch

Watch out for snails and slugs on leafy greens.