South Dakota Fruits and Vegetables

What's In Season In South Dakota?

Ripe Tomatoes
Tomatoes on the Vine. Credit: Adam Drobiec / EyeEm / Getty Images

Later harvest, shorter growing season, and more dependence on cool-weather and storage crops mark Upper-Midwestern seasonality. Exact crop availability and harvest times vary year-to-year, but this summary will help you know when to look for what at markets near you. You can also look up produce by seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter) or region. Or, check out this General Guide to Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables for national seasons.

Apples, August through October

Asparagus, May through August. 

Basil, August and September. Turn big bunches in yummy pesto or freeze the basil for later in the year.

Beets, June through October

Blueberries, July into August

Broccoli, June through October

Brussels Sprouts, August through mid-November. If you see Brussels sprouts being sold on their giant stalks, snap them up for easy transport home!

Cabbage, June into November

Cantaloupes, August and September

Carrots, June through October. Note that the local harvest is likely to be available from storage through winter.

Cauliflower, August through November

Celery, August through October

Chard, July through September

Corn, mid-June through mid-August

Cucumbers, July through mid-October

Eggplant, July through mid-October

Garlic, August through November

Grapes, September

Green Beans, July through September

Green Onions, June through September

Greens (various), June through October

Herbs, July through October

Leeks, August through October

Lettuce (various), June through September

Melons, August and September

Mint, April through October

Onions, August through October (local harvest available from storage year-round)

Parsnips, April and May and again in October through November (local harvest available from storage through winter)

Pea Greens, June and July. The big, tangled bunches cook down to almost nothing, so buy more than you think you'll need!

Peas, July through August

Peppers (sweet), July through September

Potatoes, July through October (local harvest available from storage year-round)

Pumpkins, October

Radishes, May through October

Raspberries, June into August

Rhubarb, May through June

Rutabagas, October through November (available from storage into spring)

Shelling Beans, September through October. These are the kinds of beans that get dried for long-term storage.

Spinach, May through October

Summer Squash, July through October

Strawberries, June and July

Tomatoes, July through early October. Look for dry-farmed tomatoes for the best flavor.

Turnips, August through November (local harvest available from storage through February)

Watermelons, August through September

Wild Rice, local harvest available from storage year-round

Winter Squash, August through October (local harvest available from storage through February)

Zucchini, July through October

Zucchini Blossoms, June through August