Autumn is interchangeably known as fall in the US and Canada and is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer into winter, in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere) when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier and the temperature cools.

Before the 16th century, harvest was the term usually used to refer to the season, as it is common in other West Germanic languages to this day (cf. Dutch herfst, German Herbst and Scots hairst). However, as more people gradually moved from working the land to living in towns (especially those who could read and write,  the only people whose use of language we now know), the word harvest lost its reference to the time of year and came to refer only to the actual activity of reaping, and autumn, as well as fall, began to replace it as a reference to the season

One of its main features is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees as they pave way for further growth.  The leaves on the ground make a fun playground for little ones to throw leaves and make all sorts of cards and decorations with the leaves.

So what is in season in Autumn?

FRUITS VEGETABLES
Apples Aubergines
Apricots Beans
Avocados Beetroot
Bananas Broccoli
Dates Cabbage
Feijoas Capsicum
Figs Carrots
Grapes Cauliflower
Honeydew melons Celery
Nashi Cucumbers
Oranges Garlic
Passion fruit Kumara
Pears Leeks
Plums Lettuce
Rhubarb Mushrooms
Rock melon Onions
Strawberries Pak choi
Parsnips
Potatoes
Pumpkin, buttercup
Pumpkin, butternut
Pumpkin, crown
Pumpkin, wee gems
Radishes
Rocket
Salad
Silver beets
Spinach
Sprouts
Spring onions
Squash
Swedes
Tomatoes
TurnipsZucchinis