Season for Fruits and Vegetables

Did you know iconDo you sometimes wonder why one week you can find asparagus for $1.99 a pound and then 2 weeks later it’s up to $4.99 a pound? Well, the answer is simple. When fruits and vegetables are “in season” they are cheaper. When they are nearing the end of their season or in the “off season” the price gets higher. I thought it would be nice to give you a quick list (LOVE lists) of the most popular fruits and vegetables and their peak season.

Season for Fruits and Vegetables

Apples – fall

Apricots – late spring – early summer

Artichokes – spring and early fall

Asparagus – spring

Avocados – summer

Basil – summer

Beets – Year-Round

Belgian Endive – winter

Blackberries – summer

Blueberries – summer

Broccoli – fall and winter

Brussels sprouts – late fall/winter

Cabbage – fall

Cantaloupe – late summer

Cherries – late spring/summer

Collard greens – year-round

Corn – summer

Cranberries – fall

Cucumbers – summer

Eggplant – summer/early fall

Escarole – fall/winter Figs – summer/fall

Grapefruit – winter/spring

Grapes – late summer/early fall

Green Beans – summer/early fall

Kale – fall/winter

Lemons – winter and spring

Limes – later summer/fall

Mangoes – summer/early fall

Okra – late summer/early fall

Oranges (Naval) – winter and spring

Oranges (Valencia) – spring and summer

Parsnips – fall/winter

Peaches – summer (the later in the summer, the more cling-free varieties are available)

Pears – fall

Peas – spring/early summer

Plums – summer

Pomegranates – fall

Potatoes – fall

Radishes: spring –  fall

Raspberries – summer

Spinach – year-round

Squash (Summer) – summer

Squash (Winter) – fall/winter

Strawberries – spring/summer

Sweet Potatoes – fall/winter

Tomatoes –  summer

Turnips – fall – spring

Watermelon – summer

Zucchini – summer

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