California Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

San Francisco Farmers Market
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California grows about 80% of all fruits and vegetables in the U.S., so California seasons are in many ways national seasons if you're not buying locally elsewhere. That is, you may not be able to get something locally, but even buying nationally keeps you in touch with the hemisphere's seasons, which is something. 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, best in spring and early summer
  • 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
  • Boysenberries, early summer
  • Broccoli, year-round but best in fall and winter
  • Broccoli Raab, fall through spring
  • Brussels Sprouts, late 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
  • Celery, best in fall and winter but available year-round
  • Chard, summer and fall
  • Cherries, late spring and summer
  • Chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), fresh in summer (dried year-round)
  • Chicories, fall and winter
  • Chiles, summer and fall
  • Cilantro, year-round
  • Clementines, winter
  • Collard Greens, year-round
  • Corn, summer
  • Cranberry Beans, late summer and fall
  • Cucumbers, late spring into fall
  • Edamame, fall
  • Edible Flowers, spring and summer
  • Eggplant, summer and early fall
  • Escarole, fall and winter
  • Fava Beans, spring
  • Fennel, fall through spring
  • Fiddleheads, spring
  • Figs, summer and fall
  • Garlic, summer and fall (stored year-round)
  • Gooseberries, summer
  • Grapefruit, winter and spring
  • Grapes, late summer and early fall
  • Green Almonds, spring
  • Green Beans, summer and early fall
  • Green Garlic & Garlic Scapes, spring
  • Green Onions/Scallions, spring through fall
  • Horseradish, fall and winter
  • Huckleberries, late summer and early fall
  • Kale, best in fall and winter
  • Kiwis, winter and into spring
  • Kohlrabi, late fall through spring
  • Kumquats, late winter and spring
  • Leeks, fall through spring
  • Lemongrass, summer and fall
  • Lemons, winter and spring
  • Lettuce, available year-round nationally but best in spring
  • Limes, late summer and fall
  • Mandarin Oranges, winter
  • Mangos, summer
  • Marionberries, summer
  • Melons, summer and early fall
  • Mint, year-round
  • Morels, spring
  • Mushrooms (cultivated), year-round
  • Mushrooms (wild), spring through fall
  • Navel Oranges, winter and spring
  • Nectarines, summer
  • Nettles, spring
  • New Potatoes, spring
  • Okra, late summer and early fall
  • Onions, spring through fall (stored in winter)
  • Oregano, year-round
  • Parsley, year-round
  • Parsnips, fall through spring
  • Peaches, summer
  • Pears, fall
  • Pea Greens, spring
  • Peas & Pea Pods, spring and early summer
  • Peppers, summer and early fall
  • Persimmons, fall and early winter
  • Plums & Pluots, summer
  • Pomegranates, fall
  • Pommelos, winter
  • Potatoes, late summer through fall but available from storage year-round
  • Pumpkins, fall
  • Quinces, fall
  • Radicchio, late summer through early spring
  • Radishes - Small (Red, Breakfast, French, etc), spring through fall
  • Radishes - Large (Daikon, Spanish, Watermelon, etc), fall and winter
  • Rapini/Broccoli Raab, fall through spring
  • Raspberries, summer
  • Rhubarb, spring and early summer
  • Romano Beans, summer and early fall
  • Rosemary, year-round
  • Rutabagas, fall and winter
  • Sage, year-round
  • Salsify, fall and winter
  • Shallots, summer and fall (from storage through winter)
  • Shelling Beans, summer and early fall
  • Snap Peas & Snow Peas, spring
  • Sorrel, year-round
  • Spinach, year-round
  • Spring Onions, spring
  • Sprouts, year-round
  • Stinging Nettles, spring
  • Summer Squash, summer
  • Strawberries, spring and summer
  • Sweet Onions, spring and summer
  • Sweet Potatoes, fall and winter
  • Sunchokes/Jerusalem Artichokes, fall and winter
  • Tangerines, winter
  • Thyme, year-round
  • Tomatillos, late summer and fall
  • Tomatoes, summer
  • Turnips, fall through spring
  • Valencia Oranges, spring and summer
  • Watercress, year-round
  • Watermelons, summer
  • Winter Squash, fall and winter
  • Zucchini & Summer Squash, summer
  • Zucchini Blossoms, summer