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Which fruits and vegetables are in season now in California?

Seasonal Fruits: Apples
Find seasonal fruits and vegetables at local farmers markets in the San Francisco Bay Area. Buying directly from farmers also helps prevent waste in the delivery process. The fewer people handling the produce and the shorter distance it travels, the less likely fruits and vegetables are discarded along the way.


December

Fruits

  • Citrus (Mandarins, Oranges, Grapefruits)
  • Pears
  • Pomegranites

Vegetables

  • Greens (Arugula, Collard Greens, Dandelion greens, Kale, Swiss Chard)
  • Beets
  • Boc Choy
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Leeks
  • Parsnips, Root Crops
  • Snap Peas
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Winter Squash

January

Fruits

  • Citrus (Mandarins, Oranges, Grapefruits, Pomelos)

Vegetables

  • Greens (Arugula, Dandelion Greens)
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Celery Root
  • Parsnips

February

Fruits

  • Citrus (Grapefruits, Navel Oranges, Pomelos)

Vegetables

  • Asparagus
  • Artichokes
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Greens (Escarole, Kale)
  • Leeks
  • Radishes 
  • Turnips 
  • Winter Squash

March

Fruits

  • Citrus (Mandarins, Kumquats)

Vegetables

  • Asparagus
  • Cabbage
  • Pea shoots
  • Radish
  • Snow Peas
  • Winter Squash

April

Fruits

  • Avocadoes
  • Grapefruits
  • Guava
  • Kumquats
  • Meyer Lemons
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries
  • Tangerines

Vegetables

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli rabe
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Fava Beans
  • Fennel
  • Green Garlic
  • Nettles
  • Peas
  • Spinach

May

Fruits

  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Berries (Blackberries, Blueberries, Mulberries, Strawberries, Raspberries, Tayberries)
  • Cherries
  • Rhubarb

Vegetables

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Greens (Collard Greens, Kale, Swiss Chard)
  • Fava Beans
  • Fennel
  • Leeks
  • Peas

June

Fruits

  • Apricots, Nectarines, Peaches  (Stone Fruit)
  • Berries (Blackberries, Blueberries, Mulberries, Raspberries)
  • Cherries
  • Loquats
  • Melons

Vegetables

  • Artichokes
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Corn
  • Greens (Collard Greens, Kale, Swiss Chard)
  • Peas

July

Fruits

  • Apricots, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums, Pluots (Stone Fruit)
  • Avocados
  • Berries (Blueberries, Boysenberries, Raspberries, Strawberries)
  • Figs
  • Melons
  • Rhubarb

Vegetables

  • Artichokes
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Green beans
  • Snap peas
  • Summer squash

August

Fruits

  • Berries (Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries)
  • Figs
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Melons
  • Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Pluots, Plums (Stone Fruit)

Vegetables

  • Artichokes
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Okra
  • Snap peas
  • Sunflower sprouts
  • Summer squash
  • Tomatoes

September

Fruits

  • Apples
  • Berries
  • Grapefruits
  • Jujubes
  • Nectarines
  • Pears
  • Pomegranates

Vegetables

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Bok Choy
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Celery
  • Eggplant
  • Okra
  • Snap Peas
  • Squash (summer & winter)
  • Tomatoes

October

Fruits

  • Apples
  • Avocados
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Grapefruits
  • Pears

Vegetables

  • Greens (Arugula, Kale, Collard Greens, Swiss Chard)
  • Bok Choy
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Okra
  • Snap Peas
  • Tomatoes
  • Winter Squash

November

Fruits

  • Apples
  • Dates
  • Grapefruits
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pomegranates

Vegetables

  • Greens (Arugula, Collard Greens, Dandelion Greens, Kale, Swiss Chard)
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Okra
  • Snap Peas
  • Winter Squash

Related Content

San Francisco Farmers Markets
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Additional Resources

Farmer's Market Finder - Interactive map - Ecology Center
Vegetables in season in the Bay Area (PDF) - Center for Urban Education and Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA)
Fruits in season in the Bay Area (PDF) - (CUESA)
California produce in season - by month, Natural Resources Defense Council
10 reasons to support farmers markets - CUESA


Seasonal Fruit: Loquats (available in San Francisco farmers markets)

Fresh loquats can sometimes be found in late spring and early summer at San Francisco farmers markets.

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