Colorado Produce: A List of Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables

Fresh peaches and cherries
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Not sure when to expect Colorado's famously good cherries and peaches? Wondering when chard might show up at a Colorado farmers' market? This alphabetical list of Colorado's seasonal fruits and vegetables has their approximate harvest seasons. Do note that exact harvest times will vary year to year depending on the circumstances of the growing season, including frost, pests, temperatures, and rainfalls.

In the warmest years, seasons start earlier and last longer; in colder years harvest times start later and end sooner. Some Colorado farmers have heated greenhouses, also known as hothouses, to grow vegetables throughout the winter or extend the growing season of crops that don't typically grow throughout the winter. 

Seasonal Colorado Produce

Listed by product name, this guide outlines the months that each fruit or vegetable is typically grown and harvested from Colorado farms.  Each season (springsummerfallwinter) produces a vast array of fresh produce. 

  • Apples, August through October (cold storage until spring)
  • Apricots, mid-August through mid-September
  • Arugula, available year-round (from hothouses in winter) but best in spring and fall in warmer areas, summer and fall in cooler areas
  • Asparagus, May
  • Basil, June through September
  • Beets, July through October
  • Blackberries, August and September
  • Blueberries, June and July
  • Broccoli, July through October
  • Broccoli Raab, September and October
  • Cabbage, August into November
  • Cantaloupes, mid-August through mid-October
  • Carrots, August through November
  • Cauliflower, August through October
  • Celeriac/Celery Root, September and October
  • Celery, mid-July into October
  • Chard, July through October
  • Cherries, June
  • Chicories, September through November
  • Chiles, August into October
  • Collard Greens, August through October
  • Corn, mid-July into October
  • Cucumbers, mid-July into October
  • Eggplant, mid-August into October
  • Escarole, September into November
  • Fava Beans, May
  • Fennel, June through September
  • Garlic, July through September (stored year-round)
  • Green Garlic, May and June
  • Grapes, September into October
  • Green Beans, Mid-July through September
  • Green Onions/Scallions, June through October
  • Herbs, July through October
  • Kale, August into November
  • Kohlrabi, fall
  • Leeks, August through March (available from storage year-round)
  • Lettuce, June into November
  • Melons, mid-August into October
  • Mint, May through October
  • Morels, April through June
  • Mushrooms (wild), spring through fall
  • Nettles, April through June
  • New Potatoes, June and July
  • Onions, August through March (available year-round from storage)
  • Oregano, August and September
  • Parsley, June through October
  • Parsnips, September through November
  • Peaches & Nectarines, August and September
  • Pears, September and October
  • Pea Greens, spring
  • Peas & Pea Pods, spring and early summer
  • Peppers (sweet), August into October
  • Plums & Pluots, August
  • Potatoes, harvested July through November but available from storage year-round
  • Pumpkins, September and October
  • Radicchio, August through November
  • Radishes, May through November
  • Raspberries, August into October
  • Rhubarb, May through September
  • Rutabagas, October and November
  • Shallots, July through October (from storage through winter)
  • Shelling Beans, September
  • Spinach, May through October
  • Sprouts, year-round (from hothouses)
  • Squash (summer), August into October
  • Squash (winter), August into December
  • Strawberries, June into October
  • Sweet Onions, August through October
  • Tomatoes, July into October
  • Turnips, October into December
  • Watermelons, September into October
  • Winter Squash, September into November
  • Zucchini, August into October
  • Zucchini Blossoms, August