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Any healthy diet regimen will advocate that you incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season. Sadly most of us follow a diet that is rich in animal protein and lacking in vegetables and fruits. If you have vowed to add more fresh produce to your diet, then the best way to enjoy its health benefits is to have seasonal produce. Seasonal fruits and vegetables are not only rich in nutrients, but they taste better too. Do you recall how great your home-grown vine tomatoes taste and look in the fall, than the ones you buy at a supermarket which are probably shipped from across the world. Local and seasonal produce have robust flavors that are not lost unlike vegetables and fruits that are transported from across the globe. To enjoy a dinner or lunch cooked with seasonal produce that are at the peak of their flavor, here is a month by month guide to seasonal produce.

Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables by Month

Month Fruits Vegetables
January
  • Oranges
  • Grapefruit
  • Tangerines
  • Tangelos
  • Lemons
  • Papaya
  • Avocado
  • Cauliflower
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli
  • Leeks
  • Kale
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Turnip
February
  • Tangelo
  • Grapefruit
  • Orange
  • Papaya
  • Lemon
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Peas
  • Chicory
  • Celeriac
  • Asparagus
March
  • Strawberries
  • Kumquat
  • Guavas
  • Rhubarb
  • Tangerines
  • Mandarins
  • Asparagus
  • Parsnips
  • Potatoes
  • Spinach
  • Onion
  • Mint
  • Brussels sprout
  • Endive
  • Arugula
  • Collard Greens
April
  • Strawberries
  • Quince
  • Banana
  • Grapes
  • Figs
  • Watermelon
  • Apple
  • Blueberries
  • Artichoke
  • Asparagus
  • Cucumbers
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Beets
  • Fava Beans
  • Scallions
May
  • Blueberries
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Strawberries
  • Melon
  • Apricots
  • Plums
  • Leeks
  • Cucumber
  • Potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Collard greens
  • Peas
  • Okra
June
  • Blackberries
  • Melon
  • Peaches
  • Cherries
  • Watermelon
  • Rhubarb
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Nectarines
  • Cucumber
  • Corn
  • Green beans
  • Beets
  • Potatoes
  • Summer squash
  • Tomatoes
July
  • Peaches
  • Cherries
  • Cantaloupes
  • Melon
  • Raspberries
  • Watermelon
  • Sweet corn
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes
  • Green beans
  • Peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Summer Squash
August
  • Cantaloupes
  • Raspberries
  • Pears
  • Watermelons
  • Figs
  • Peaches
  • Eggplant
  • Summer squash
  • Green beans
  • Cucumber
  • Sweet corn
  • Tomatoes
September
  • Grapes
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Cherries
  • Raspberries
  • Kiwi
  • Plums
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Sweet corn
  • Eggplant
  • Zucchini
  • Summer squash
  • Green beans
  • Curly Kale
  • Leeks
  • Pumpkins
  • Tomatoes
  • Red Onions
  • Pumpkins
October
  • Apples
  • Blackberries
  • Cranberries
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Dates
  • Plums
  • Pomegranates
  • Pears
  • Peaches
  • Beets
  • Collard greens
  • Butter lettuce
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Pumpkins
  • Tomatoes
  • Winter squash
November
  • Apples
  • Cranberries
  • Figs
  • Pears
  • Clementines
  • Quinches
  • Persimmons
  • Celery
  • Artichokes
  • Cabbage
  • Leeks
  • Arugula
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Celeriac
  • Cauliflower
  • Swiss Chard
  • Watercress
  • Winter squash
  • Pumpkins
December
  • Apples
  • Cranberries
  • Grapefruit
  • Oranges
  • Tangelos
  • Tangerines
  • Papayas
  • Passion Fruit
  • Pears
  • Persimmons
  • Pomegranates
  • Celery
  • Fennel
  • Leeks
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Radicchio
  • Radish
  • Collard Greens
  • Mustard Greens
  • Cauliflower
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnips
  • Winter squash
  • Rutabaga
  • Spinach
  • Sweet Potatoes

This was a list of seasonal fruits and vegetables by month for US. Different states of America produces different fruits and vegetables during each month depending upon the climatic condition and the type of soil. Seasonal fruits and vegetables not only taste more delicious but they are less expensive than unseasonal ones. So cook with seasonal vegetables and fruits and enjoy the more robust and hearty flavors as well as its numerous health benefits.