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Fruits and Vegetables in Season by Month

Seasons play an important role in determining the quality and cost of the produce. When foods are in season, they’re bursting with flavor and are juicy to the core. And if purchased from local farms, you could also avail of additional discounts and deals on surplus produce and easily eat organic without creating a dent in your savings.

Take a look at all the fruits and vegetables in season by the month and learn all about which fruits and veggies you should bulk-buy and freeze for later months. The produce available will, of course, vary depending on your location. However, most of these will be available in your local market.

Winter Season

A wide array of flavorful fruits and veggies thrive in the colder months of the year.

December

December is a festive month made even more appealing when tempting, flavorful produce makes an appearance in local supermarkets.

Fruits:

Apples

• Apples
• Clementine’s
• Grapefruit
• Kiwi
• Mandarin oranges
• Passion fruit
• Pears

December also sees the end of the season of cranberries and the coming of the season of pomegranates.

Vegetables:

Broccoli

• Artichoke
• Beetroot
• Broccoli
• Brussels sprouts
• Cauliflower
• Celeriac
• Collard greens
• Kale
• Leeks
• Parsnips
• Pumpkin
• Shallots
• Swedish turnips
• Turnips
• Wild mushrooms

January

Have you, like the rest of us, made resolutions to eat healthier for the New Year? You’ll be happy to know that the start of the year will treat you well — by providing you with a haul of fresh produce.

Fruits:

Oranges

• Apples
• Clementines
• Kiwi
• Orange
• Passionfruit
• Pears
• Pomegranate
• Tangerine

Lemons and oranges also come into the season in January.

Vegetables:

Brussels Sprouts

• Artichoke
• Broccoli
• Brussels sprouts
• Collards
• Chicory
• Endives
• Fennel
• Kale
• Leek
• Potatoes
• Pumpkin
• Radicchio
• Spinach
• Turnips
• Wild mushrooms

January also sees the end of the season for beetroot and celery and when rhubarb can be harvested.

February

February brings plenty of immune-boosting produce bursting with flavor and freshness, so your journey to maintaining a healthy body isn’t a difficult one to navigate!

Fruits:

Avocado

• Apples
• Avocado
• Bananas
• Grapefruits
• Kiwi
• Lemons
• Limes
• Mangoes
• Oranges
• Passionfruit
• Pear
• Pomegranates

February also sees the end of the season of apples, clementines, and pears.

Vegetables:

Cauliflower

• Arugula
• Asparagus
• Beets
• Bok choy
• Cabbage
• Carrots
• Cauliflower
• Celeriac
• Leeks
• Rhubarb
• Rutabagas
• Shallots
• Sweet onions

In February, Brussels sprouts, kale, wild mushrooms, parsnips, potatoes, Swedish turnips, and turnips move to the end of the season, while purple sprouting broccoli starts making an appearance in grocery stores and supermarkets.

Spring Season

As winter draws to a close, spring makes itself known through bright and colorful produce. It gets you out of the long winter funk to prepare you for the glorious warm summer.

March

As the weather starts to warm up, you’ll find lots of fresh new produce arriving at the farmer’s market. Liven up your March spread with spring greens and snack on fresh fruits as you bid adieu to the cold dark days of winter.

Fruits:

Bananas

• Apples
• Avocados
• Bananas
• Kiwi
• Mangoes
• Pears
• Pineapples

Seasonal lemons, oranges, passionfruit, and pomegranates go out of season in March, so expect to pay more to purchase them off-season at the supermarket.

Vegetables:

Cabbage

• Artichokes
• Asparagus
• Beets
• Bok choy
• Brussel sprouts
• Cabbage
• Carrots
• Cauliflower
• Mushrooms
• Parsnips
• Purple-sprouting broccoli
• Rhubarb

March also sees the end of the season of celeriac, leeks, and shallots and the coming of the season of peppers, spinach, and spring onions.

April

The mild April weather brings in calming green tones, and this is evident in the produce section of your local supermarket.

Fruits

Mango

• Apples
• Avocados
• Bananas
• Blueberries
• Kiwi
• Mangoes

The season also sees the coming of Apricots.

Vegetables:

Carrots

• Artichokes
• Beets
• Bok choy
• Broccoli
• Cabbage
• Carrots
• Celery
• Peppers
• Rhubarb
• Spinach
• Spring onions

We also say goodbye to cauliflower and broccoli in April, and welcome the glorious asparagus.

May

Seasonal produce takes an otherworldly appeal in May, getting more colorful with every passing day. Eat them while you sit on the patio to enjoy the fresh air before summer appears with its brutal heat.

Fruits

Apricots

• Apricots
• Blackberries
• Blueberries
• Kiwi
• Nectarines
• Peaches
• Plums
• Raspberries
• Strawberries

Cherries also come in season in May.

Vegetables:

Asparagus

• Artichokes
• Asparagus
• Aubergines
• Carrots
• Peppers
• Spinach
• Spring onions
• Sweet onions

May sees the end of rhubarb, and the coming into the season of new potatoes, peas, arugula, and watercress.

Summer Season

Summer brings an abundance of produce it brings in its wake. Get ready to tantalize your taste buds as you take a step back from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

June

Enjoy sweet and colorful fruits and nutritious veggies as you get ready to kick off summer on a good note and get a quick suntan.

Fruits:

Grapes

• Apricots
• Blackberries
• Cherries
• Figs
• Grapes
• Kiwi
• Nectarines
• Peaches
• Pineberries
• Plums

Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and tomatoes also come into season in June.

Vegetables:

Eggplant

• Asparagus
• Aubergines
• Carrots
• Corn
• Cucumbers
• Eggplant
• Green beans
• Peas
• Rhubarb
• Peppers
• Arugula
• Spring onions

June also sees artichokes, courgettes, and fennel in season and the end of the main season of the spinach crop.

July

July produce is big on flavor and freshness. Take a look at the fruits and veggies that could change the game of your summer spread.

Fruits:

Blueberries

• Apricots
• Blueberries
• Cherries
• Figs
• Grapes
• Kiwi
• Nectarines
• Plums
• Raspberries
• Strawberries
• Tomatoes

Blackberries, melon, and peaches also come into the season in July.

Vegetables:

Green beans

• Artichokes
• Aubergines
• Broccoli
• Carrots
• Courgettes
• Fennel
• Green beans
• Pak choi
• Peas
• Peppers
• Rhubarb
• Summer Squash

Asparagus and new potatoes move to the end of their season in July, while cucumber, spring onions, sweetcorn, and the main crop of potatoes come into the season.

August

August is when you end summer on a good note and prepare for the wonderful fall season with fresh and juicy fruits and nutritious veggies.

Fruits:

Melon

• Apricots
• Blackberries
• Blueberries
• Figs
• Grapes
• Melon
• Peaches
• Raspberries
• Tomatoes

August also sees the end of the season of cherries, kiwis, and strawberries and the coming of the nectarines season.

Vegetables:

Cucumber

• Artichokes
• Bell peppers
• Aubergines
• Broccoli
• Courgettes
• Beetroot
• Cucumber
• Eggplant
• Fennel
• Carrots
• Green beans
• Pak choi
• Peas
• Sweet onion

August also sees the coming of the season of celery.

Fall Season

Autumn, or fall, brings in a remarkable climatic shift, which reflects in the nutritious and delicious fruits and veggies of the season.

September

Summer brings in a much-awaited transition from summer fruit and veggies.

Fruits:

Blackberries

• Blackberries
• Cranberries
• Grapes
• Melon
• Nectarines
• Pomegranates
• Strawberries
• Tomatoes

September also sees the coming into the season of apples, figs, pears, and plums and the end of the season of apricots, blueberries, peaches, and raspberries.

Vegetables:

Parsnips

• Artichokes
• Aubergines
• Beetroot
• Bell peppers
• Broccoli
• Carrots
• Celery
• Corn
• Eggplant
• Fennel
• Green beans
• Parsnips
• Peas
• Sweet onions
• Sweet Potatoes
• Tomatoes

One can also see butternut squash, leeks, pumpkin, celeriac, and kale coming into season and the end of the season of cucumber and pak choi.

October

As the leaves start turning brown, a bounty of fresh fruits and veggies pop up in cozy October.

Fruits:

Cranberries

• Apples
• Avocados
• Bananas
• Cranberries
• Figs
• Grapes
• Kiwi
• Mango
• Pears

August also sees the end of the season of blackberries, grapes, melons, nectarines, plums, and tomatoes and the coming of the season of cranberries.

Vegetables:

Bok choy

• Artichokes
• Aubergines
• Beetroot
• Bok choy
• Brussel sprouts
• Butternut squash
• Cauliflower
• Celery
• Celeriac
• Corn
• Eggplant
• Kale
• Leeks
• Parsnips
• Pumpkin
• Swedish turnips
• Watercress

June also signifies the end of the season of fennel, broccoli, peas, peppers, carrots, arugula, sweetcorn, and courgettes, whereas wild mushrooms, shallots, and turnips enter the season.

November

November can be gloomy, which is why you need these light and colorful fruits in your arsenal. They’ll raise your spirits to help you gear up for the festive month ahead.

Fruits:

Pomegranate

• Apples
• Cranberries
• Grapefruits
• Grapes
• Kiwi
• Mandarins
• Pears
• Pomegranates

November also sees the end of the fig season and the coming of the season of clementines and passionfruit.

Vegetables:

Celery

• Brussels sprouts
• Celery
• Cucumbers
• Parsnips
• Peas
• Potatoes
• Pumpkin
• Sweet potatoes

Artichokes and butternut squash move to the end of the season in November.

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.