In Season Fruits and Vegetables

September 4, 2018 

Fruits and vegetables taste best when they're in season - everyone knows that! Frozen and canned fruit are packaged at the peak of ripeness so they too are nutritionally similar to the fresh fruit bought in the produce section of your local grocery store. If you perfer to enjoy your fruit in juice form, make sure it's 100% juice; most juices are juice cocktails and contain low amount of actual fruit juice.


We've put together a chart for which fruits and vegetables are best in each season.

Year Round Fall Winter Spring Summer
Amaranth Acorn Squash Belgian Endive Apricots  Anaheim Chile
Apples Asian Pear Brussels Sprouts Artichokes  Apricots
Arrowroot Barbados Cherries Buttercup Squash Asparagus  Armenian Cucumber
Apricots, Dried Black Crowberries Cactus Pear Barbados Cherries Asian Pear
Avocados Black Salsify Cardoon Belgian Endive Barbados Cherries
Bananas Belgian Endive Cherimoya Bitter Melon Beets
Banana Squash Broccoli Clementines Broccoli Bell Peppers
Bell Peppers Brussels Sprouts Collard Greens Butter Lettuce Black Crowberries
Black Eyed Peas Butter Lettuce Date Plums Cactus Black Currants
Black Radish Buttercup Squash Dates Chayote Squash  Blackberries
Bok Choy Butternut Squash Delicata Squash Cherimoya Blueberries
Broccoflower Cactus Pear Grapefruit Chives Boysenberries
Broccolini Cape Gooseberries Kale Collard Greens Breadfruit
Burdock Root Cardoon Kiwifruit Corn Butter Lettuce
Cabbage Cauliflower Leeks Fava Beans Cantaloupe
Carrots Chayote Squash Mandarin Oranges Fennel Casaba Melon
Cranberries, Dried Chinese Long Beans Maradol Papaya Fiddlehead Ferns Champagne Grapes
Celeriac (Celery Root) Crab Apples Oranges Green Beans Chayote Squash
Celery Cranberries Passion Fruit Honeydew Cherries
Cherry Tomatoes Date Plum Pear Jackfruit Cherries, Sour
Chinese Eggplants Delicata Squash Persimmons Limes Chinese Long Beans
Coconut Diakon Radish Pomegranate Lychee  Corn
Dandelion Greens Endive Pummelo Mango Crenshaw Melon
Gai Lan Feijoa Red Banana Manoa Lettuce Crookneck Squash
Galangal Root Garlic Red Currants Morel Mushrooms Cucumbers
Kiwano Ginger Sharon Fruit Mustard Greens Durian
Leek Grapes Sweet Dumpling Squash Oranges  Eggplant
Lemons Guava Sweet Potatoes Pea Pods Elderberries
Lettuce Hearts of Palm Tangerines Peas Endive
Mushrooms Huckleberries Turnips Pineapple French Beans
Olives Jalapeno Peppers   Purple Asparagus Figs
Onions Jerusalem Artichoke   Radicchio Galia Melon
Papayas Jujube   Ramps Garlic
Parsnips Key Limes   Red Leaf Lettuce Grape Tomatoes
Pearl Onions Kohlrabi   Rhubarb  Grapefruit
Potatoes Kumquats   Snow Peas Grapes
Rutabagas Muscadine Grapes   Sorrel Green Beans
Salad Savoy Mushrooms   Spinach Green Soybeans (Edamame)
Snow Peas Ong Choy Spinach   Spring Baby Lettuce Hearts of Palm
Wasabi Root Passion Fruit   Strawberries Honeydew Melons
Yucca Root Pear   Swiss Chard Jackfruit
  Persimmons   Vidalia Onions Jalapeno Peppers
  Pineapple   Watercress Key Limes
  Pomegranate   White Asparagus Lima Beans
  Pumpkin     Limes
  Quince     Loganberries
  Radicchio     Longan
  Sapote     Loquat
  Sharon Fruit     Lychee
  Sugar Apple     Manoa Lettuce
  Sunflower Kernels     Mulberries
  Sweet Dumpling Squash     Nectarines
  Sweet Potatoes     Olallieberries
  Swiss Chard     Okra
  Turnips     Ong Choy Spinach
        Passion Fruit
        Peaches
        Peas
        Persian Melon
        Plums
        Radishes
        Raspberries
        Rose Apples
        Sapodillas
        Sapote
        Shallots
        Strawberries
        Sugar Apple
        Sugar Snap Peas
        Summer Squash
        Tomatillo
        Tomatoes
        Watermelon
        Winged Beans
        Yukon Gold Potatoes
        Zucchini