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Knowing when produce is in season can help you save money, help you shop at farmers’ markets and plan your menus. Remember, weather is key and these times and availability can vary. To download a PDF file of this chart, click here.

May – October, Seasonal Produce Availability/Central Midwest

May Vegetables

Source

 

Early

Peak

Late

Local Markets

Produce Aisle*

Artichokes

 

 

x

 

x

Arugula

 

 

x

x

x

Asparagus

 

x

 

x

x

Avocados, Haas

 

 

x

 

x

Beets

x

 

 

x

x

Carrots

x

 

 

x

x

Chard

 

 

x

 

x

Chives

 

 

x

x

x

Corn, Sweet

x

 

 

 

x

Cucumbers

x

 

 

x

x

Edible Flowers

x

 

 

x

x

Fava Beans

 

x

 

 

x

Fennel

 

 

x

x

x

Green Beans

x

 

 

x

x

Greens

x

 

 

x

x

Kale

 

x

x

x

x

Kohlrabi

x

 

 

x

x

Leeks

 

 

x

x

x

Lettuces

 

x

 

x

 

Morel Mushrooms

 

 

x

x

 

Onions, green/spring

 

x

 

x

 

Onions, Vidalia

x

 

 

 

x

Peas, green

x

x

 

x

x

Peas, shelling

 

x

 

 

x

Peas, snow

x

 

 

x

x

Potatoes, new

x

 

 

x

 

Radishes

x

 

 

x

x

Sorrel

 

x

x

x

 

Spinach

 

x

 

x

x

Turnips

 

x

 

x

x

Zucchini

x

 

 

 

x

 

May Fruit

Source

 

Early

Peak

Late

Local Markets

Produce Aisle

Blackberries

x

 

 

 

x

Cantaloupe

x

 

 

 

x

Cherries

x

 

 

 

x

Honeydew

x

 

 

 

x

Peaches

x

 

 

 

x

Raspberries

x

 

 

 

x

Rhubarb

 

x

 

x

x

Strawberries

x

 

 

 x

x

Watermelon

x

 

 

 

x

 

June Vegetables

Source

 

Early

Peak

Late

Local Markets

Produce Aisle

Asparagus

 

x

 

x

x

Beets

x

x

 

x

x

Bok/Pac Choi

 

x

 

x

x

Cabbage

x

 

 

x

x

Carrots

 

x

 

x

x

Cilantro

x

 

 

x

x

Corn, Sweet

x

 

 

 

x

Cucumbers

x

 

 

 

x

Cucumbers, pickling

x

 

 

x

 

Edible Flowers

 

x

 

x

x

Eggplant

x

 

 

x

x

Eggplant

x

 

 

 

x

Fennel

x

 

 

x

 

Green Beans

x

 

 

x

x

Kale

 

 

x

x

x

Kohlrabi

 

x

x

x

 

Lettuces

 

 

x

x

x

Lettuces

 

 

x

x

 

Onions

x

 

 

x

x

Onions, green/spring

 

 

x

x

 

Onions, Vidalia

 

x

 

x

x

Oregano

x

 

 

x

x

Parsley

x

 

 

x

x

Peas, green

 

x

 

x

x

Peas, shelling

 

x

x

 

x

Peas, snow

 

 

x

x

x

Potatoes, new

 

x

 

x

 

Radishes

 

x

 

x

x

Spinach

 

 

x

x

x

Squash, summer

x

 

 

x

x

Tarragon

x

 

 

x

x

Thyme

x

 

 

x

x

Tomatoes

x

 

 

x

x

Turnips

 

 

x

x

x

 

June Fruit

Source

 

Early

Peak

Late

Local Markets

Produce Aisle

Apricots

x

 

 

x

x

Blackberries

x

 

 

 

x

Blueberries

x

 

 

 

x

Cantaloupe

x

 

 

 

x

Cherries

x

x

 

 

x

Gooseberries

x

 

 

x

x

Grapes

x

 

 

 

x

Honeydew

x

 

 

 

x

Limes

 

x

 

 

x

Melons

x

 

 

 

x

Mission Figs

x

 

 

 

x

Nectarines

x

 

 

 

x

Nectarines

x

 

 

x

x

Peaches

x

 

 

x

x

Peaches

x

 

 

x

x

Pears

x

 

 

 

x

Raspberries

x

 

 

x

x

Rhubarb

 

x

x

x

x

Strawberries

 

x

x

x

x

Watermelon

x

 

 

 

x

 

July Vegetables

Source

 

Early

Peak

Late

Local Markets

Produce Aisle

Asparagus

 

 

x

x

x

Basil

x

 

 

x

x

Beets

 

x

 

x

x

Carrots

 

x

 

x

x

Cilantro

 

x

 

x

x

Corn, sweet

 

x

 

x

x

Cucumbers

 

x

 

x

x

Edible Flowers

 

x

 

x

x

Eggplant

 

x

 

x

x

Fennel

 

 

x

x

 

Green Beans

 

x

 

x

x

Lavender

x

 

 

x

 

Okra

x

 

 

x

x

Onions

 

x

 

x

x

Onions, Vidalia

 

 

x

 

x

Oregano

 

x

 

x

x

Parsley

 

x

 

x

x

Peas, green

 

 

x

x

x

Peppers, bell

x

 

 

x

x

Potatoes

 

x

 

x

x

Rosemary

x

 

 

x

x

Sage

x

 

 

x

x

Squash, summer

 

x

 

x

x

Tarragon

 

x

 

x

x

Thyme

 

x

 

x

x

Tomatillos

x

 

 

x

x

Tomatoes

x

 

 

x

x

 

July Fruit

Source

 

Early

Peak

Late

Local Markets

Produce Aisle

Apples

x

 

 

x

x

Apricots

 

x

 

x

x

Blueberries

 

x

 

x

x

Cherries

 

x

 

x

x

Currants

x

 

 

 

x

Figs, Calimyrna

x

 

 

 

x

Gooseberries

 

x

x

x

x

Grapes

x

 

 

x

x

Melons

 

x

 

x

x

Nectarines

 

x

 

x

x

Oranges, Valencia

x

 

 

 

x

Peaches

 

x

 

x

x

Pears

x

 

 

 

x

Pears, Asian

x

 

 

 

x

Plums

x

 

 

x

x

Raspberries

 

x

 

x

x

Watermelon

x

x

 

x

x

 

August Vegetables

Source

 

Early

Peak

Late

Local Markets

Produce Aisle

Basil

 

x

 

x

x

Beets

 

x

 

x

x

Carrots

 

x

 

x

x

Cilantro

 

x

 

x

x

Corn, sweet

 

x

 

x

x

Cucumbers

 

x

 

x

x

Edible Flowers

 

x

 

x

x

Eggplant

 

x

 

x

x

Green Beans

 

x

 

x

x

Lavender

 

x

 

 

 

Lima Beans

 

x

 

x

 

Okra

 

x

 

x

x

Onions

 

x

 

x

x

Oregano

 

x

 

x

x

Parsley

 

x

 

x

x

Peppers, bell

 

x

 

x

x

Peppers, hot

x

 

 

x

x

Potatoes

 

x

 

x

x

Rosemary

 

x

 

x

x

Sage

 

x

 

x

x

Squash, summer

 

x

 

x

x

Tarragon

 

x

 

x

x

Thyme

 

x

 

x

x

Tomatillos

 

x

 

x

x

Tomatoes

 

x

 

x

x

 

August Fruit

Source

 

Early

Peak

Late

Local Markets

Produce Aisle

Apples

x

 

 

x

x

Apricots

 

 

x

x

x

Blackberries

 

 

x

x

x

Blueberries

 

x

 

x

x

Cherries

 

 

x

x

x

Figs

 

x

 

 

x

Grapes

x

x

 

x

x

Limes

 

 

x

 

x

Melons

 

x

 

x

x

Nectarines

 

 

x

x

x

Oranges, Valencia

 

x

 

 

x

Peaches

 

 

x

x

x

Pears

x

 

 

x

x

Pears, Asian

 

x

 

 

x

Plums

 

x

 

x

x

Raspberries

 

x

 

x

x

Watermelon

 

x

x

x

x

 

September Vegetables

Source

 

Early

Peak

Late

Local Markets

Produce Aisle

Artichokes

x

 

 

 

x

Basil

 

x

 

x

x

Beets

 

x

x

x

x

Broccoli

 

x

x

x

 

Carrots

 

x

 

x

x

Celeriac

x

 

 

 

x

Chard

x

 

 

x

x

Chives

x

 

 

x

x

Cilantro

 

 

x

x

x

Corn, sweet

 

 

x

x

x

Cucumbers

 

 

x

x

x

Edible Flowers

 

 

x

x

x

Eggplant

 

x

x

x

x

Green Beans

 

 

x

x

x

Kale

x

 

 

x

x

Kohlrabi

x

 

 

x

x

Lavender

 

 

x

x

 

Leeks

x

 

 

x

 

Lettuces

x

 

 

x

 

Lima Beans

 

 

x

x

 

Okra

 

 

x

x

x

Onions

 

x

 

x

x

Oregano

 

x

 

x

x

Parsley

 

x

 

x

x

Peppers, bell

 

x

x

x

x

Peppers, hot

 

x

 

x

x

Potatoes

 

 

x

x

x

Potatoes, sweet

x

 

 

x

x

Rosemary

 

x

 

x

x

Sage

 

x

 

x

x

Squash, summer

 

 

x

x

x

Squash, winter

x

 

 

x

x

Tarragon

 

 

x

x

x

Thyme

 

x

 

x

x

Tomatillos

 

x

x

x

x

Tomatoes

 

x

x

x

x

 

September Fruit

Source

 

Early

Peak

Late

Local Markets

Produce Aisle

Apples

 

x

 

x

x

Bluberries

 

 

x

x

x

Figs

 

 

x

 

x

Grapes

 

 

x

x

x

Melons

 

 

x

x

x

Oranges, Valencia

 

x

 

 

x

Pears

 

x

 

x

x

Pears, Asian

 

 

x

 

x

Persimmons

x

 

 

 

x

Plums

 

 

x

 

x

Pomegranate

x

 

 

 

x

Quince

x

 

 

 

x

Raspberries

 

 

x

x

x

 

October Vegetables

Source

 

Early

Peak

Late

Local Markets

Produce Aisle

Artichokes

 

x

 

 

x

Avocado, Haas

 

 

x

 

x

Avocados, other

x

 

 

 

x

Basil

 

 

x

x

x

Beets

 

x

x

x

x

Bok/Pac Choi

 

x

 

x

x

Broccoli

 

x

x

x

 

Brussel Sprouts

x

 

 

 

x

Cabbages

x

 

 

 

x

Cardoon

 

x

 

 

x

Carrots

 

 

x

x

x

Celeriac

 

x

 

 

x

Chard

x

 

 

 

x

Chard

 

x

 

x

x

Chives

 

 

x

x

x

Edible Flowers

 

 

x

x

x

Eggplant

 

 

x

 

x

Fennel

x

 

 

x

 

Green Beans

 

 

x

x

x

Greens, Fall

x

 

 

x

x

Kale

 

x

 

 

x

Kohlrabi

 

x

 

 

x

Leeks

 

x

 

x

 

Lettuces

 

x

 

x

 

Onions

 

x

x

x

x

Oregano

 

 

x

x

x

Parsley

 

 

x

x

x

Parsnip

 

x

 

 

x

Peppers, bell

 

 

x

x

x

Peppers, hot

 

 

x

x

x

Potatoes

 

 

x

x

x

Potatoes, sweet

 

 

x

x

x

Pumpkin

x

 

 

x

x

Radish

x

 

 

 

x

Rosemary

 

 

x

x

x

Rutabaga

x

 

 

 

x

Sage

 

 

x

x

x

Spinach

x

 

 

x

x

Spinach

x

 

 

x

x

Squash, winter

 

x

 

x

x

Thyme

 

 

x

x

x

Tomatoes

 

 

x

 

x

Turnips

x

 

 

 

x

Turnips

x

 

 

x

x

 

October Fruit

Source

 

Early

Peak

Late

Local Markets

Produce Aisle

Almonds

 

x

 

 

x

Apples

 

x

x

x

x

Chestnuts

 

x

 

 

x

Cranberries

x

 

 

 

x

Kumquat

x

 

 

 

x

Lemons

x

 

 

 

x

Oranges, Valencia

 

 

x

 

x

Pears

 

x

x

x

x

Persimmons

 

x

 

 

x

Pomegranate

 

x

 

 

x

Quince

 

x

 

 

x

 *Availability in this column - Produce Aisle - would apply to national locations; new/peak/late may not apply.