As the saying goes, to everything there is a season. And what’s more seasonal than produce?
Fruits in season are at their quintessential peak of flavor, so enjoy as much of them as you can while you can! But what fruits and veggies are in season now? Here, we’ll tell you which exotic fruits are in season throughout the year. We’ve also listed some not-so-strange favorites that you’ll see at the farmer’s market and grocery store.
If you want to be the first to know when shipments of your favorite seasonal fruits are available for shipping, join our FruitStand Community on Facebook so that you can plan your culinary calendar accordingly!
At FruitStand, we work directly with small, specialty and family farms to bring the freshest harvests to you. Our farm partners harvest the following hard-to-find fruits for you just about any time of year:
Avocado, awa, caviar limes, heart of palm, inga bean, mexican guava, passionfruit, strawberry guava, turmeric and white Kaua'i pineapple.
Fruit doesn’t look at a calendar, that’s why some fruits are available in overlapping seasons. Other produce grows through the entire year except for one season. While every produce has a naturally occurring peak season at least once per year, these fruity favorites can be cultivated just about any time of year.
Apples, bananas, beets, broccoli, celery, carrots, cabbage, garlic, lemons, lettuces, swiss chard, turnips, onions, collard greens, kiwifruit, limes, kale and pineapples
Winter (December, January, February)
Winter in North America, where just about all of the fruit we ship is grown, is all about quality over quantity. Some of the most bright and delicious fruits are available in the winter to brighten up those dark days. Here are a few that FruitStand brings to you:
Blood oranges and cara cara oranges, caviar limes, Fuyu persimmons and kumquats.
In your winter produce hunting adventures, you’re most likely to find these fruits and veggies at their peaks:
Brussels sprouts, grapefruit, leeks, oranges, parsnips, pears, potatoes, rutabagas and winter squash.
Spring (March, April, May)
Nature rewards our winter patience with an explosion of sweet produce in the springtime. FruitStand offers the following difficult to find, fresh delicacies and much more in spring shipments:
Garlic scapes, turmeric, strawberry guava, loquat and cherimoya.
Juicy fruits begin bubbling off branches and vines just in time for picnics and cookouts. Every spring, look forward to these bright and delicious fruits:
Apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, honeydew melon, lima beans, mangos, okra, peaches, plums, radishes, rhubarb, strawberries, summer squash, tomatillos, watermelon, zucchini
Summer (June, July, August)
Colorful and vibrant produce continues to grow through the summer:
Dragon fruit, durian, elderberry, garlic scapes, goji berries, longan, lychee, mango, mangosteen, mountain apple, papaya, vanilla beans and white Kaua'i pineapple.
The good times keep rolling with these summer staples:
Asparagus, bell peppers, cabbage, carrots, corn, mushrooms, peas, raspberries, spinach and tomatoes.
Fall (September, October, November)
As the days get shorter, even heartier produce comes to bear. Here are just a few of the top-quality autumn harvests FruitStand loves sending directly to you:
Star fruit, pomegranate and pineapple guava.
Holiday dishes wouldn’t be the same without these autumnal fruits and veggies:
Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cranberries, ginger, grapes, green beans, mangos, mushrooms, parsnips, peas, potatoes, pumpkin, rutabagas, spinach, sweet potatoes and winter squash.
With seasonal fruits and vegetables, there’s always something to look forward to! Join us and other fellow fruit geeks in our private Facebook Community to tell us what season you look forward to most! While you’re at it, snap a pic of your seasonal produce and tag us on Instagram @Fruitstandcom!
Availability of FruitStand’s specialty produce may vary by season and year.