SEASONAL VEGETABLES

I’m including two lists here, primarily for my own convenience, but, they might help you as well — first, there’s the general list of seasonal vegetables (for the US), and, then there is the Northeast list (seasonal vegetables in the American Northeast) – you’ll like this one if a)you’re in the Northeast, and b)you want to be a locavore

If you want a list for a specific state, you can go to to about.com’s listings and choose the state you’re interested in.

The general US list has a lot more vegetables and fruit, and the Northeast has only the products which you can get in this region.

SEASONAL VEGETABLES (general, US):

by month and by season

MONTH

VEGETABLES & FRUIT

BY SEASON

MARCH

artichokes, asparagus, avocados, bananas, broccoli, cabbage,
carrots, cauliflower,, grapefruit, kumquats, lettuce, mushrooms, navel
oranges, radishes, spinach

SPRING

asparagus, chicory, Jersey Royal new potatoes, purple
sprouting broccoli, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, spring onions, watercress

APRIL

artichokes, asparagus, bananas, cabbage, chicory,
escarole,mushrooms, onions, pineapple, radishes rhubarb, sugar snap peas,
spinach, strawberries

MAY

asparagus, bananas, celery, Vidalia onions, , papaya, peas,
pineapple, potatoes, strawberries, tomatoes, watercress

JUNE

apricots, avocados, bananas, green beans, blackberries,
boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, corn, cucumbers, figs, limes, mangos,
nectarines, onions, peas, peaches, peppers, pineapple, plums, raspberries,
summer squash, strawberries,

SUMMER

apricots, artichoke, asparagus, french beans, blackberries,
blueberries, broad beans, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, swiss chard,
cherries, cucumber, currants, eggplant, fennel, gooseberries, leeks,
lettuce, loganberries, peas, snow peas, peppers, plums, potatoes, radishes,
raspberries, strawberries, spinach, tomatoes, zucchini

JULY

Gravenstein apples, apricots, bananas, green beans,
blueberries, cabbage, cantaloupe, cherries, corn, cucumbers, dill, eggplant,
figs, nectarines, okra, red onions, peaches, peppers, prunes, summer squash,
watermelon

AUGUST

apples, beets, bananas, cabbage, carrots, corn, cucumbers,
eggplant, figs, garlic, green beans, red grapes, melons, nectarines, onions,
Valencia oranges, peaches, pears, peppers, plums, potatoes, summer squash,
raspberries, tomatoes

SEPTEMBER

apples, bananas, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, corn,
cucumbers, dill, eggplant, figs, grapes greens, , melons, okra, onions,
pears, peppers, potatoes, summer squash, tomatoes, yams

FALL:

apples, artichokes, Jerusalem artichoke, bananas, beets,
blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower,
celeriac, celery, chicory, corn, cucumbers, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers,
dill, eggplant, fennel, figs, grapes, greens, leeks, mushrooms, parsnips,
pears, peppers, plums, potatoes, raspberries, zucchini, Damson plums
potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, rutabaga, squash, turnips, watercress

OCTOBER

apples, apples, artichokes, , bananas, broccoli, grapes,
peppers, persimmons, pomegranates, pumpkins, winter squash, yams

NOVEMBER

apples, bananas, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower,
cranberries, dates, eggplant, mushrooms, Bosc & Cornice pears, persimmons,
sweet potatoes, pumpkin, winter squash,

DECEMBER

apples, avocados, bananas, Brussels sprouts,dates,
grapefruit, lemons, limes, mushrooms, oranges,pears, pineapple, sweet
potatoes, tangerines turnips

WINTER:

apples, avocados, bananas, broccoli, Brussels sprouts,
cabbage, cauliflower, dates, grapefruit, kumquats, lemons, limes, mangos,
mushrooms, oranges, pears, pineapple, potatoes, sweet potatoes, tangerines,
turnips, winter squash

 

JANUARY

avocados, bananas, cabbage, cauliflower, lemons, mushrooms,
pears, potatoes, winter squash tangerines, turnips,

FEBRUARY

broccoli, grapefruit, avocados, bananas, cabbage,
cauliflower, kumquats, mangos, mushrooms, pears, tangerines, winter squash

SEASONAL VEGETABLES IN THE AMERICAN NORTHEAST

My skills are still limited, so this is not the prettiest chart – what I’ve done is enter each vegetable or fruit under the quarter it first appears in – if it comes in another quarter, I’ve listed it again – so – you look under the quarter, and, then, if you notice something to the left, you look to see the specifics there.  There is no January to March, because nothing is seasonal here in those months.

SEASONAL VEGETABLES & FRUIT

APRIL –JUNE JULY –SEPTEMBER OCTOBER – DECEMBER
  Apples – July – Nov X
asparagus – late Apr – Mid June    
  beans, lima – late Aug – Oct Beans, lima
  Beans, snap – July – Oct Beans, snap
beets – June – Nov Beets Beets
beet greens – May – Sept Beet greens  
  Blackberries – Aug – Sept  
  Blueberries – mid July – Sept  
Broccoli – June – Nov Broccoli Broccoli
    brussels sprouts – Sept- Nov
Cabbage – June – early Dec Cabbage Cabbage
  Cantaloupe – Aug – Sept  
  Carrots – July – November Carrots
  Cauliflower – late Aug – Nov Cauliflower
  Celery – Aug – early – Nov Celery
Chard, Swiss, June – Oct Chard, swiss Chard, swiss
  Cherries, sweet – Late June – July  
  Cherries, sour – July  
  Corn – late July – October Corn
  Cucumber – July – early Nov Cucumber
Currants – June – Aug Currants  
  Eggplant – late July – early Nov Eggplant
  Elderberries – Aug  
Garlic bulbs – June – July Garlic bulbs  
Garlic, green – late Apr – May    
  Grapes – late Aug – Oct Grapes
  Kale – Aug – Nov Kale
  Leeks – Aug – Oct Leeks
Lettuce – Apr – early Oct Lettuce Lettuce
Mustard greens – May – early Oct Mustard greens Mustard greens
  Nectarines – July – early Sept Nectarines
  Onions – July – Nov Onions
Parsnips, Apr – May    
  Peaches – July – early Sept Peaches
  Pears – late Aug – Oct Pears
Peas – late May – July, Sept – Oct Peas Peas
  Peppers – July – early Oct Peppers
  Plums – July – Sept Plums
  Potatoes – July – Oct Potatoes
  Pumpkins – Sept – Oct Pumpkins
Radishes – late Apr – Sept Radishes  
Ramps – late Apr – May    
  Raspberries – early July/late Aug-Oct Raspberries
Rhubarb – May – July Rhubarb  
Spinach – Apr – Dec Spinach Spinach
Squash, summer – June – early Oct Squash, summer Squash, summer
  Squash, winter – Aug – early Nov Squash, winter
Strawberries – late May – July Strawberries  
  Tomatoes – July – Oct Tomatoes
  Turnips – Aug – Sept  
Turnip greens – May – Aug Turnip greens  
Turnips, baby – May – Aug Turnips, baby  
  Watermelon- late Aug -Oct watermelon

3 responses to “SEASONAL VEGETABLES

  1. What did you do with so of the southern USA favorite foods like okra, tomatoes, black eyed peas, yellow goose neck squash

  2. Must be in contact with you. Many questions regarding vegetables soon. Can u send a phone #? Mine is 718-721-8253 lecinnyc@aol.com.

    Thanks,

    Larry catanzaro

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