Georgia Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

What's In Season In Georgia?

Bucket of fresh picked Georgia peaches
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As Georgia residents know well, there is more to seasonal produce in the Peach State than peaches! You'll find an alphabetical listing of seasonal fruits and vegetables grown in Georgia and their approximate harvest seasons below.

Depending on your region—the mountains in the north or the wide coastal plains—growing seasons and crop availability will vary. In the warmest areas, seasons start earlier and last longer; in colder areas, harvest times start later and end sooner.

Keep your eyes open at farmers markets and farm stands for rare or heirloom varietals specific to your region, they often offer unique flavors and textures.

Note: you can also look up produce by seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter) for a more immediate experience.

Apples, August through November (local harvest may be available from cold storage into spring)

Arugula, April through June (may be available from hot houses in winter)

Asparagus, April through June

Basil, May through September

Beans, May through October

Beets, April through June

Blueberries, May through August

Bok Choy, October through June

Broccoli, May through June and October through December

Brussels Sprouts, November through February

Cabbage, October through May

Cantaloupes, June through August

Carrots, October through May

Cauliflower, October through December

Celery, October through February

Chard, October through May

Collard Greens, October through June

Corn, June, and July

Cucumbers, June through August

Edamame, June through September

Eggplant, June through October

Figs, July and August

Garlic, May through October (available from storage year-round)

Green Garlic, March through May

Grapes, July through October

Kale, October through May

Leeks, October through May

Lettuce, September through June

Melons, June through September

Mushrooms (cultivated), year-round

Okra, May through October

Onions, March through November (available from storage year-round)

Parsnips, October through December

Peaches, May through August

Peas/Pea Pods, February through May

Pecans, September through December

Peppers, June through September

Persimmons, September through November

Plums & Pluots, May through July

Potatoes, May through August (available from storage through winter)

Radishes, March through June

Spinach, November through May

Squash (summer), May through October

Squash (winter), August through December

Strawberries, April through June

Sweet Onions, May and June

Sweet Potatoes, August through February

Tomatoes, June through October

Turnips, October through April

Watermelons, June through September

Zucchini, May through October

Zucchini Blossoms, May through September

Many root vegetables and frost-friendly cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, kale, and broccoli, will fair quite well through Georgia's often mild winters, so those items may show up for months after what's listed here, especially if winter is a mild one that year. 

Remember, you may well see items at farmers markets well before (or after) they are listed here.

Ask the farmer about where and how they're grown. Maybe that farm has unique microclimate conditions that allow for early or late harvest, maybe they've been driven in from the different part of the state or region. But remember, if you see bananas at a Georgia farmers market, they probably aren't locally grown and you might want to ask about the other items for sale if locally grown is important to you.