A-Z Guide to Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

See What Fruits and Vegetables Are in Season When

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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

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

Chard - Swiss, Red, Rainbow, summer and fall

Cherries, late spring and summer

Chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans), fresh in summer (dried year-round)

Chicories, fall and winter

Chiles, summer

Cilantro, cool weather herb whose season varies from fall through spring in warm areas and spring and summer in cooler areas

Clementines, winter

Collard Greens, year-round

Corn, summer

Cranberries, fall

Cucumbers, summer

Delicata Squash, fall and early winter

Edamame, fall

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 Beans, summer and early fall

Green Onions/Scallions, spring through fall

Herbs, various year-round

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

Mandarins, winter

Mangos, summer

Marionberries, summer

Melons, summer and early fall

Mint, year-round

Morels, spring

Mushrooms - Cultivated, year-round

Mushrooms - Wild, spring through fall

Nectarines, summer

Nettles, spring

New Potatoes, spring and into summer in many areas

Okra, late summer and early fall

Onions, spring through fall (stored in winter)

Oranges - Navel, winter and spring

Oranges - Valencia, spring and summer

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 (sweet), 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, spring through fall

Radishes (daikon, watermelon, other large varieties), fall and winter

Rapini/Broccoli Raab, fall through spring

Raspberries, summer

Rhubarb, spring and early summer

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 & Pea Pods, spring

Sorrel, year-round

Spinach, year-round

Spring Onions, spring and early summer

Sprouts, year-round

Squash - Summer, summer

Squash - Winter, fall and winter

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 early fall

Tomatoes, summer

Turnips, fall through spring

Watercress, year-round

Watermelons, summer

Winter Squash, fall and winter

Zucchini, summer