Seasonal Produce Chart: A Guide to What Produce is in Season

 Trying to save money on your grocery budget? Shopping in season is important. Here is a seasonal produce chart and a guide to what produce is in season.

One of the easiest ways to save on your grocery budget is purchasing produce that is in season. When you go to the grocery store, you will typically find produce that is both in season and out, making it hard to know what produce is in season.

You will often hear people telling you to only buy seasonal produce, but how do you know which items are in season? Most of us don’t have the time to Google every produce item while we are shopping. In fact, many of us are just trying to get in and out of the grocery store as quickly as possible.

When produce is out of season, it will be sold at a much higher price than it would be if it was in season. To help you easily identify which produce is in and out of season, I’ve created a produce guide for you.

Keep in mind that you can stock up on produce when it is in season, just like you can cereal, chips or other snacks. Tomatoes are less expensive during the summer and fall. If you find a great price on tomatoes spend a weekend making spaghetti sauce for the next several months. This will ensure you don’t have to buy tomatoes during the months when they are priced higher. You can also freeze many fruits and vegetables as well as can fresh produce or dehydrate fruits and veggies for later.

Keep in mind that what is on sale or available for in-season produce can vary slightly by your location and region. Check with your local grocery store produce manager if you have questions about what is in season in your area.

Seasonal Produce Chart:

A Guide to What Produce is in Season When

a guide to what is in season and when

Seasonal Winter Produce

Fruits and vegetables that are in season during the winter months of December, January, and February.

Seasonal Winter Fruits:

  • Avocados
  • Cactus Pear
  • Clementines
  • Dates
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwi
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Pear

Seasonal Winter Vegetables:

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Sweet Potatoes

Seasonal Spring Produce

Fruits and vegetables that are in season during the spring months of March, April,and May.

Seasonal Spring Fruits:

  • Apricots
  • Bitter Melon
  • Honeydew
  • Limes
  • Mango
  • Oranges
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberries

Seasonal Spring Vegetables:

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Lettuce
  • Okra
  • Red Onions
  • Rhubarb
  • Spring Peas
  • Yellow Onions
  • White Onions
  • Zucchini

Seasonal Summer Produce

Fruits and vegetables that are in season during the summer months of June, July, and August.

Seasonal Summer Fruits:

  • Apricots
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Cherries
  • Crenshaw Melon
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Passion Fruit
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon

Seasonal Summer Vegetables:

  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Green Beans
  • Eggplant
  • Red Onions
  • Summer Squash
  • Tomatoes
  • White Onions
  • Yellow Onions

Seasonal Fall Produce

Fruits and vegetables that are in Season during the fall months of September, October, and November.

Seasonal Fall Fruits:

  • Apples
  • Cranberries
  • Grapes
  • Guava
  • Huckleberries
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Mushrooms

Seasonal Fall Vegetables:

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cactus Pear
  • Eggplant
  • Lettuce
  • Pumpkin
  • Red Onions
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • White Onions
  • Winter Squash
  • Yellow Onions

Produce Available Year Round

There are a few things that are considered in season year round. Below is a list of fruits and vegetables that are in season year round:

  • Bananas
  • Coconut
  • Green Onions
  • Papayas

Consult this list when making your menu plan to help you save money on groceries while eating fruits and vegetables at the peak of freshness. Bookmark this post to make it easy to find or print the seasonal produce chart below by clicking on the picture or clicking here.

Free Printable Seasonal Produce Chart - A Guide to In-Season Fruits and Vegetables

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