Quebec Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

What's in Season in Quebec?

Eggplants

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Everyone agrees that there is excellent food—including wonderful seasonal produce made all the more delicious by the short growing season—to be found in Quebec. Exact crop availability and harvest times vary year-to-year and within this large province, but this summary will help you know when to look for when at Quebec markets, particularly those around Montreal and Quebec City (Vieux Port). You can also look up produce by general North American seasons (spring, summer, fall, or winter).

  • APPLES, July through October (cold storage until spring)
  • ARUGULA, May through September
  • ASPARAGUS, May and June
  • BASIL, July through September
  • BEETS, June through December
  • BLUEBERRIES, July and August
  • BROCCOLI, June through November
  • BROCCOLI RAAB, August through November
  • BRUSSELS SPROUTS, September through November
  • CABBAGE, June through October
  • CANTALOUPES, August and September
  • CARROTS, June through September (local harvest available from storage through March)
  • CAULIFLOWER, August through November
  • CELERIAC/CELERY ROOT, September through November
  • CELERY, August through October
  • CHARD, May through November
  • CHERRIES, July
  • CHICORIES, September and October
  • CORN, June through August
  • CRANBERRIES, October through December
  • CUCUMBERS, July through October
  • CURRANTS, August
  • EGGPLANT, July through October
  • ESCAROLE, September and October
  • FAVA BEANS, June
  • FENNEL, September and October
  • FIDDLEHEADS, April and May
  • GARLIC, July through October (stored year-round)
  • GARLIC SCAPES, May and June
  • GRAPES, September and October
  • GREEN BEANS, July through September
  • GREEN ONIONS, May through September
  • HERBS, April through September
  • KALE, June through November
  • KOHLRABI, June and July, September and October
  • LEEKS, August through December
  • LETTUCE, May through October
  • MELONS, July through October
  • MINT, spring and summer
  • MORELS, spring
  • MUSHROOMS (cultivated), year-round
  • MUSHROOMS (wild), spring through fall
  • NETTLES, spring
  • NEW POTATOES, May
  • ONIONS, July through October (stored in winter)
  • OREGANO, June through October
  • PARSLEY, May through November
  • PARSNIPS, April and May and again October through December
  • PEARS, August through December
  • PEA GREENS, April through June
  • PEAS and pea pods, July through October
  • PEPPERS (sweet), July through October
  • PLUMS, August and September
  • POTATOES, July through December (available from storage year-round)
  • PUMPKINS, September through November
  • RADICCHIO, September and October
  • RADISHES, May through September
  • RASPBERRIES, July through September
  • RHUBARB, May through July
  • RUTABAGAS, August through November
  • SCALLIONS, May through September
  • SHELLING BEANS, September through November
  • SPINACH, May through September
  • SPRING ONIONS, May and June
  • SQUASH - SUMMER, July through September
  • SQUASH - WINTER, August through December
  • STINGING NETTLES, spring
  • STRAWBERRIES, June
  • THYME, May through September
  • TOMATOES, July through September
  • TURNIPS, August through November (local harvest available from storage through the winter)
  • WATERMELONS, August through October
  • WINTER SQUASH, August through December
  • ZUCCHINI, July through September
  • ZUCCHINI BLOSSOMS, June and July