We apricots belong to a group called stone fruits because we have a tough, inedible seed in our centre. We grow on splendid trees that can reach 7 metres in height, they look like opened umbrellas when fully mature.
Firstly, we're cultivated berries. We're roundish, about the size of a marble, with smooth skin covered in a fine, white powder or ‘bloom'
Did you know that some grape vine root stocks have been found in China that date back to before the great ice age? We grow in bunches, which can be like a pyramid, round or long and thin.
We have smooth, white or yellow skin with pale green to green flesh. We're about 15-20cm in diameter, and round to oval in shape. Our flesh, contained by the thin, firm skin or rind, is moist, sweet and succulent with seeds in the centre.
We may be small but we pack a punch in the flavour and nutrition stakes. You see we have the ability to bring out the flavour of other foods, as well as tasting great ourselves.
We have been cultivated as long ago as 1700 BC in China. We're usually round or slightly egg-shaped, the size of a walnut shell, pink to reddish-brown in colour, with a textured skin.
We're stone fruit and are related to peaches, cherries, plums and loquats. We grow on trees and are a bit like peaches without the fuzz. Our smooth skin is red in colour on a yellow to pale yellow background whilst our flesh can vary from almost white, yellow to almost red.
Oranges are available all year round. We're the best-known citrus fruit and are related to mandarins, lemons, grapefruit, limes and citrons.
We come in several distinct types, varying in size, colour and taste. We common, or purple, passionfruit are the size of an egg, round to egg-shaped with a thick, purple skin, which becomes dull and wrinkled as we ripen
We have soft, fuzzy skin which is red on a yellow to pale yellow background. Our flesh can vary from almost white, yellow to almost red.
We're available most of the year and our skin is slightly rough, yellowish when ripe, and encloses a crisp, juicy, white flesh.
I'm a pineapple from sunny Queensland. Although we look like a rough, spiky, pine cone we're really a group of smaller fruits that have fused together around a central core, that contain juicy, slightly fibrous segments
We're stone fruits, with a range of pink to purple skin colours. Our flesh is also multi-coloured from yellow, creamy-white to blood red.
We consist of a collection of tiny fruits, each with its own seed covered in red skin and flesh, which form a helmet-shaped cluster around a small stem. When harvested the cluster comes away from the stem leaving a hollow in the centre.
We're actually very tasty and so nutritious no one can afford to exclude us from their diet. We grow on rounded bushes (bush beans) which support themselves or on climbing plants.
We capsicums are closely related to hot chillies, but we're sweeter tasting and not at all hot to eat. Most of us are glossy, smooth-skinned, and blocky.
Sometimes called bunch celery we consist of a group of pale green, succulent stems with thick, white bases which are joined at the bottom of the stalks to a crown at ground level. Our stems are ‘U' shaped with slight furrows
We're related to the melons, pumpkins and squash but we have our individual style. We're usually torpedo-shaped with green to dark green or white skin surrounding a whitish edible pulp containing seeds.
We eggplants grow on a bush that produces variously shaped fruit over a long period of time. Our most common type is the glossy, smooth skinned, tear drop-shaped eggplant which has dark purplish satin-like skin.
We've been enjoyed for thousands of years. One of the world's most popular salad vegetables, we come in many shapes, sizes and colours. There are four main types in Australia, all of which are widely grown.
We're white cultivated mushrooms and our edible part is our fruiting body which produces spores. We're the most commonly sold mushroom and consist of an umbrella-like head.
We're a bulb formed from the bases of our leaves. The most common being round to oval-shaped and slightly smaller than a tennis ball.
Peas to meet you! We grow on a climbing plant that produces pods containing seeds or peas. We're sold in the pod and either eaten whole or we're removed from the inedible pod before eating.
We consist of small, medium to bright green, thick, soft, oval to arrow-shaped leaves and green stems, both of which are eaten. Our leaves form rose-like clusters or rosettes from which our flowering shoot emerges.
We're a vegetable and part of a large family related to pumpkins, cucumbers and melons. We come in all sizes, shapes and colours, which makes us a very interesting family of vegetables.
Yes, we're a fruit all right but everyone thinks we're a vegetable because we're used in savoury dishes. We have glossy, thin, smooth skin, with a juicy flesh containing numerous soft, edible seeds.