CHERRIES are in great supply through to February. They are a quintessential summer fruit – healthy, tasty, versatile and great value for money. They can be enjoyed in many ways – cherries are a smart snacking choice, perfect as lunch box treats or great in festive feasts and baking. Punnet: $8.90; $2.97/100g.
ROCKMELON Best in summer. Rockmelon has a distinctive taste and fragrant scent. Halve, deseed and using a melon baller, scoop out balls, then layer in serving glasses with lemon sorbet. For a quick appetiser, wrap prosciutto slices around rockmelon wedges. $4.90 each.
PASSIONFRUIT: Look for fruit that feels slightly heavy for its size. Skin should feel relatively thick and be slightly wrinkled (Panama and Hawaiian passionfruit will have smoother skin). Store at room temperature or in the fridge. Use a sharp knife to cut in half – enjoy straight or scoop out the pulp for cooking. $1.90 each