British Columbia Fruits and Vegetables

What's In Season In British Columbia?

Fresh Produce at the Market
Granville Market in Vancouver. Paul Horsley/Getty Images

British Columbia is full of an amazing array of produce. The province is large enough to encompass areas with very different crop and growing seasons—from the green Pacific coast to the more arid Okanagan Valley. The range of growing conditions that helps keep locals in fresh produce much of the year. To keep things clear, this guide focuses on the seasonal produce available in the Vancouver area and on Vancouver Island.

APPLES, August through November (cold storage until spring)

APRICOTS, June and July

ARUGULA, May through December

ASPARAGUS, April through June

BASIL, June through November

BEETS, June through January

BLACKBERRIES, July through September

BLUEBERRIES, June through September

BOYSENBERRIES, June through August

BROCCOLI, June through September

BRUSSELS SPROUTS, September through January

CABBAGE, June through February

CANTALOUPES, August through October

CARROTS, June through January

CAULIFLOWER, July through September

CELERIAC/CELERY ROOT, August through November

CELERY, August through November

CHARD, May through February

CHERRIES, June and July

COLLARD GREENS, May through February

CORN, August through October

CUCUMBER, July through October

EDIBLE FLOWERS, April through September

EGGPLANT, August through November

FAVA BEANS, April through June

FENNEL, year-round

FIDDLEHEADS, April and May

GARLIC, August through November (stored year-round)

GREEN GARLIC, spring

GRAPES, August through October

GREEN BEANS, July through September

GREEN ONIONS/SCALLIONS, spring through fall

GREENS, May through February

HERBS, various year-round

HUCKLEBERRIES, August and September

JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES/SUNCHOKES, July through October

KALE, May through February

KIWI, September through November

KOHLRABI, August through October

LEEKS, September through March

LETTUCE, May through November

MELONS, August through October

MINT, May through December

MORELS, May

MUSHROOMS - CULTIVATED, year-round

MUSHROOMS - WILD, spring through fall

NECTARINESE, summer

NETTLES, March through May

NEW POTATOES, spring

ONIONS, June through October (stored in winter)

PARSLEY, May through December

PARSNIPS, September through February

PEARS, August and November

PEA GREENS, May

PEAS and pea pods, June and July

PEPPERS (sweet), August through October

PERSIMMONS, fall

PLUMS, August and September

POTATOES, year-round

PUMPKINS, October through November

QUINCES, October

RADICCHIO, May through November

RADISHES, May through November

RASPBERRIES, June through August

RHUBARB, April through June

ROSEMARY, May through December

RUTABAGA, September through February

SHALLOTS, September through December (from storage through winter)

SHELLING BEANS, September and October

SNAP PEAS/SNOW PEAS/PEA PODS, June and July

SORREL, May through November

SPINACH, May through December

SQUASH - SUMMER , June through October

SQUASH - WINTER , September through February

STRAWBERRIES, June and July

TOMATOES, July through October

TURNIPS, June through January

WATERCRESS, May through December

WATERMELON, August and September

ZUCCHINI, June through October

ZUCCHINI BLOSSOMS, June through October