Alaskan Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

Fresh Salmonberries on the Vine
Salmonberries. Keith Douglas/Getty Images

The Alaskan growing season is all the sweeter because of how very short it is. Alaskan-grown fruits and vegetables are listed below. You can also look up produce by seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter). As any Alaskan will know, this is a general guide: specifics for your area will vary depending on the year and on whether you're in Juneau or Nome, Anchorage or Fairbanks. That said, such a big state with such constrained growing seasons is a very good reason to expand one's definition of "local" to suit the circumstances!

Check out Alaska Local Foods for more. If you're new to Alaska or just visiting, one of the things that you may find most striking, especially outside of the big cities, is the degree to which so many people grow, hunt, catch, and forage their own food. For that reason, food preservation is popular, from canning to drying, freezing to salting. 

What's in Season and When

  • Apples, late August and early September
  • Beans, late July through early September
  • Beets, August and September (available cold storage from local sources into spring)
  • Blueberries, late July into early September
  • Broccoli, June through September (available cold storage from local sources into winter)
  • Brussels Sprouts, late August through September (available cold storage from local sources into winter)
  • Cabbage, late July through September (available cold storage from local sources into December)
  • Carrots, August and September (available cold storage from local sources into April)
  • Cauliflower, July into September (available cold storage from local sources into winter)
  • Celeriac/Celery Root, August and September
  • Celery, August and September
  • Cucumbers, June through September
  • Currants, late July through early September
  • Gooseberries, late August through early September
  • Greens, late June through early September
  • Green Onions/Scallions, late June through September
  • Lettuce, late June through September
  • Lingonberries, August into early September
  • Onions, August and September (available cold storage from local sources year-round)
  • Peas, late July through early September
  • Potatoes, late July through September (available cold storage from local sources year-round)
  • Radishes, July through September
  • Raspberries, late July into early August
  • Rhubarb, August through October
  • Rutabagas, August and early September (available cold storage from local sources into winter)
  • Salmonberries, July and August
  • Spinach, June into September
  • Strawberries, July into September
  • Summer Squash, July into early September
  • Tomatoes, June through early September
  • Turnips, August and September (available cold storage from local sources into spring)
  • Winter Squash, September and October (available cold storage from local sources through winter
  • Zucchini, July into early September