California Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

What's In Season In California?

Persimmons
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California grows about 80% of all fruits and vegetables in the U.S., so California seasons (such as they are) are, in some ways, national seasons. That is, you may not be able to get something locally, but even buying nationally keeps you in touch with the hemisphere's seasons, which is something. You can also look up produce by seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter) or region.

, late summer through fall (cold storage until spring)

, late spring through early summer

, spring and again early fall

, available year-round but best in spring and fall

, spring

, classically summer, but now harvested year-round

, summer

, year-round

, available year-round but best in fall and winter

, summer

, summer

, early summer

, year-round but best in fall and winter

, fall through spring

, late fall and winter

, best in late fall and winter but available year-round

, late summer

Cardoons, winter and early spring

, year-round

, best in fall and winter but available year-round

, fall and winter

, best in fall and winter but available year-round

, summer and fall

, late spring and summer

Chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans), fresh in summer (dried year-round)

, fall and winter

, summer

, winter

, year-round

, summer

, summer

Edamame, fall

, summer and early fall

, fall and winter

, spring

, fall through spring

, spring

, summer and fall

, summer and fall (stored year-round)

, summer

, spring

, winter and spring

, late summer and early fall

Green almonds, spring

, summer and early fall

, spring through fall

Horseradish, fall and winter

, late summer and early fall

, fall and winter

, best in fall and winter

, winter and into spring

Kohlrabi, late fall through spring

, late winter and spring

, fall through spring

Lemongrass, summer and fall

, winter and spring

, available year-round nationally but best in spring

Limes, late summer and fall

, winter

, summer

, summer

, summer and early fall

, year-round

, spring

Mushrooms (cultivated), year-round

(wild), spring through fall

, summer

, spring

New Potatoes, spring

, late summer and early fall

, spring through fall (stored in winter)

, winter and spring

, spring and summer

, year-round

, year-round

, fall through spring

, summer

, fall

, spring

and pea pods, spring and early summer

(sweet), summer and early fall

Persimmons, fall and early winter

, summer

, fall

, winter

, late summer through fall but available from storage year-round

, fall

Quinces, fall

, late summer through early spring

, spring through fall

Radishes (daikon, watermelon, other large varieties), fall and winter

, fall through spring

, summer

, spring and early summer

, year-round

, fall and winter

, year-round

Salsify, fall and winter

, spring through fall

Shallots, summer and fall (from storage through winter)

, summer and early fall

, spring

, year-round

, year-round

, spring

(summer), summer

(winter), fall and winter

, spring

, spring and summer

, fall and winter

, spring and summer

, fall and winter

, winter

, year-round

, late summer

, summer

, fall through spring

Watercress, year-round

, summer

, fall and winter

, summer

, summer