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Monthly List for Peak Seasons of Fruits

Sorry for not having a blog post in a LONG time. Things have been really crazy and hectic. This is a post I’ve been working on for a while! :)

The fruits below are listed by month when they’re in season for the best price, taste and nutrition in North America’s grocery stores. During these months they’re readily available and will be much cheaper.

Grocery stores and fruit growers try to extend their produce seasons for as long as possible in order for people to have access to fruit even when it’s off season. That might be a good thing for some people, but it means the produce is less fresh, often more expensive and not that tasty.

This list will help you find out what will be in season at that given time, for the highest nutrition, best taste and, of course, the best price! For example, when its peak season for bananas, they can be anywhere from 30 cents cheaper a pound even though they’re found year round!

If you see any incorrect information, or more fruits you’d like to add, please leave a comment below! Thanks everyone.

MARCH: Spring Seasonal Produce

FRUITS

  1. Banana (Peak season)
  2. Cherimoya
  3. Citrus: Navel Orange, Honey Tangerine
  4. Guava
  5. Hass Avocado
  6. Kiwi
  7. Mango; Champagne

APRIL: Spring Seasonal Produce

FRUITS

  1. Cherimoya
  2. Guava
  3. Hass Avocado
  4. Mango, Champagne
  5. Mangoes; Champagne, Haden, Tommy Atkins
  6. Navel Orange, Grapefruit

MAY: Spring Seasonal Produce

FRUITS

  1. Avocado
  2. Berries; Blackberries, Raspberries
  3. Citrus: Valencia, Navel, Grapefruit
  4. Cherimoya
  5. Corn
  6. Mangoes; Champagne, Haden, Tommy Atkins
  7. Melons; Watermelon, Honeydew, Cantaloupe
  8. Peas
  9. Squash
  10. Stone Fruit: Apricots, Cherries, Peaches

JUNE: Summer Seasonal Produce

FRUITS

  1. Berries; Blackberries, Blueberries, Strawberry, Raspberries, Boysenberries, Loganberries, Olallieberriesn
  2. Cherries
  3. Citrus; Nectarines, Navel Oranges, Valencia Oranges
  4. Corn
  5. Cucumber
  6. Eggplant
  7. Figs, Black Mission
  8. Golden Kiwi
  9. Grapes
  10. Melons: Watermelon, Honeydew, Cantaloupe
  11. Peas
  12. Pineapple
  13. Stone-Fruits: Apricots, Peaches
  14. Summer Squash
  15. Tomatoes

JULY: Summer Seasonal Produce

FRUITS

  1. Berries; Blueberries, Gooseberries, Strawberry, Currants
  2. Citrus; Valencia oranges
  3. Corn
  4. Cucumber
  5. Eggplant
  6. Figs, Black Mission, Calimyrna
  7. Golden Kiwi
  8. Grapes
  9. Green Beans
  10. Melons: Cantaloupe Ambrosia, Canary, Galaxy, Galia, Watermelon
  11. Okra
  12. Pears; Asian, Bartlett
  13. Pineapple
  14. Stone fruit; Plums, Nectarines, Cherries, Peaches
  15. Summer Squash
  16. Sweet Bell Peppers
  17. Tomatoes

AUGUST: Summer Seasonal Produce

FRUITS

  1. Apple, Gravensteinn, Adriatic
  2. Avocado
  3. Berries; Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberry
  4. Corn
  5. Cucumber
  6. Dates
  7. Eggplant
  8. Fig, Kadota, Calimyrna, Black Mission
  9. Golden Kiwi
  10. Grapes
  11. Green Beans
  12. Melons: Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Ambrosia, Canary, Galaxy, Galia,
  13. Okra
  14. Pears: Asian, Bartlett
  15. Stone Fruits; Plums, Peaches, Nectarines
  16. Summer Squash
  17. Sweet Bell Peppers
  18. Tomato

SEPTEMBER: Fall Seasonal Produce

FRUITS

  1. Apples
  2. Beans
  3. Bell Peppers
  4. Dates; Medjool, Khadrawy, Barhi, ECT
  5. Eggplant
  6. Figs
  7. Grapes
  8. Melons: Cantaloupe
  9. Nuts; Pistachios
  10. Pears, Asian, Bartlett
  11. Persimmons; Fuyu, Hachiya
  12. Pomegranate
  13. Stone fruits; Plums
  14. Summer Squash
  15. Tomatoes

OCTOBER: Fall Seasonal Produce

FRUITS

  1. Apples
  2. Bell Peppers
  3. Cranberries
  4. Dates; Medjool, Khadrawy, Barhi, ECT
  5. Eggplant
  6. Figs, Brown Turkey
  7. Hass Avocado, Fuerete, Zutano
  8. Nuts: Pistachios, Almonds, Chestnuts, Walnut
  9. Pears; Pears; Bosc  , Comice
  10. Persimmons; Fuyu (Firm)Hachiya (Soft)
  11. Pomegranate
  12. Tomatoes

NOVEMBER: Fall Seasonal Produce

FRUITS

  1. Apples
  2. Bell Peppers
  3. Berries; Huckleberries, Cranberries
  4. Citrus; Honey Tangerines, Mandarins, Navel Oranges
  5. Dates; Medjool, Khadrawy, Barhi, ECT
  6. Guava
  7. Hass Avocado
  8. Kiwi
  9. Nuts; Pistachios, Almonds, Pecans, Chestnuts
  10. Pears; Bosc, Comic, Anjou
  11. Persimmons: Fuyu (Firm)Hachiya (Soft)
  12. Pomegranate

DECEMBER: Winter Seasonal Produce

FRUITS

  1. Citrus: Mandarins, Tangerines, Navel Oranges
  2. Cranberries
  3. Currants, Red
  4. Dates, Fresh
  5. Grapefruit
  6. Kiwi
  7. Nuts: Walnuts, Chestnuts
  8. Pears: Comice, Anjou, Pears; Bosc

JANUARY: Winter Seasonal Produce

FRUITS

  1. Citrus; Blood Oranges, Honey Tangerines, Mandarins, Navel Oranges, Grapefruit
  2. Grapefruit
  3. Guava
  4. Dates, fresh
  5. Kiwi
  6. Pears; Bosc, Comice, Anjou

FEBRUARY: Winter Seasonal Produce

FRUITS

  1. Chestnuts
  2. Citrus; Blood Oranges, Honey Tangerines, Mandarins, Navel Oranges, Grapefruit
  3. Dates, Fresh
  4. Guava
  5. Kiwi
  6. Pummelo

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2 Comments

  1. Wycked Wycked
    December 24, 2015    

    Thank you for the list, if you don’t already have one, peek season for veggies would be great too. Happy Holidays!

  2. May 2, 2013    

    Thanks for this comprehensive list. I’m excited that lots of fruits will be coming into season!

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