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seasonal guide when fruits are in season

Fruits and vegetables are at their best when they’re grown and harvested in their natural seasons and don’t travel too far before being gobbled up. You’ll find an alphabetical listing of seasonal fruits and vegetables and their nation-wide harvest seasons below. Depending on your region, growing seasons and crop availability will vary. In the warmest areas, seasons start earlier and last longer. Some items like greens, carrots, beets, and radishes may be harvested year-round in the most temperate areas.

In colder zones, harvest times start later and end sooner. You can also look up produce by seasons: spring, summer, fall, winter.

Apples, late summer through fall (cold storage until spring)

Apricots, late spring through early summer

Artichokes, spring and again early fall

Arugula, available year-round but best in spring and fall

Asparagus, spring

Avocados, classically summer, but now harvested year-round

Basil, summer

Beets, year-round

Belgian Endive, available year-round but best in fall and winter

Blackberries, summer

Blueberries, summer

Bok Choy, fall through spring

Boysenberries, early summer

Broccoli, year-round but best in fall and winter

Broccoli Raab/Rapini, fall through spring

Brussels Sprouts, late fall and winter

Butternut Squash, fall and winter

Cabbage, best in late fall and winter but available year-round

Cantaloupes, late summer

Cardoons, winter and early spring

Carrots, year-round

Cauliflower, best in fall and winter but available year-round

Celeriac/Celery Root, fall and winter