Kentucky Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables

What's in Season in Kentucky?

Greens at the Market
Mix of Cooking Greens. John Burke/Getty Images

Kentucky is home to a wonderfully wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables. A tradition of kitchen gardens and growing your own produce lives on, so small-scale farmers at markets aren't as unusual as they are in some areas. Plus, a tradition of homemade pickles, jams, and other preserves means they show up at markets, too.

See what's available when on the list below. Growing seasons and crop availability will vary. You can also look up produce more generally by seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter) or region.

Apples, July into November (cold storage until spring)

Apricots, July and August

Arugula, available year-round but best in spring and fall

Asparagus, May and June

Basil, June through September

Beets, July into October

Blackberries, end of July and August

Blueberries, July and August

Boysenberries, June and July

Broccoli, June through October

Broccoli Raab, September and October

Brussels Sprouts, September through November

Cabbage, July through November

Cantaloupes, July through September

Carrots, July through November

Cauliflower, June through November

Celeriac/Celery Root, August and September

Celery, August and September

Cilantro, June through September

Chard, June through October

Cherries, June and July

Chicories, August through November

Collard Greens, June through October

Corn, August and September

Cucumbers, July through September

Eggplant, July through September

Escarole, September into November

Gooseberries, July and August

Green beans, August and September

Green Onions/Scallions, June through October

Herbs, June through October

Kale, June through October

Leeks, August through October

Lettuce, May through September

Melons, July through September

Mint, June through September

Morels, spring

Mushrooms (cultivated), year-round

Mushrooms (wild), spring through fall

Nectarines, July and August

Nettles, spring

Okra, September

Onions, June through November (stored in winter)

Oregano, August through October

Parsley, June through October

Parsnips, October and November

Pears, August through October

Pea Greens, spring

Peas and pea pods, July and August

Peppers (sweet), July through September

Potatoes, June into October (available from storage through winter)

Pumpkins, September and October

Radicchio, August through October

Radishes, May through October

Raspberries, July into September

Rhubarb, June through August

Rutabagas, October and November

Shallots, June through October (from storage through winter)

Shelling Beans, September

Snap Peas/Snow Peas/Pea Pods, June through August

Spinach, June through October

Squash (summer), July through October

Squash (winter), August through October

Strawberries, July and August

Sweet Potatoes, September

Tomatoes, July through September

Turnips, October and November

Watermelons, August and September

Winter Squash, August through October

Zucchini, July through September

Zucchini Blossoms, July and August