Texas Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

What's In Season In Texas?

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You'll find an alphabetical listing of fruits and vegetables grown in Texas and their harvest seasons below. Note that Texas is a big state (but you knew that!), so growing seasons and crop availability will vary depending on your corner of the state. You can also look up produce by seasons (spring, summer, fall, winter, year-round).

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Seasonal Texas Fruits

Fruit-wise, Texas is best known for its juicy, ruby red grapefruit available every late winter and spring. Lots of other fruits, including plenty of other citrus fruits, plus tasty orchard fruits and berries, are available too.

Apples, July through November

Berries, May through July

Cherries, June and July

Figs, June and July, second crop in fall

Grapefruit, Oranges & Other Citrus, October through April

Grapes, August through October

Melons of all sorts!, (cantaloupes, watermelons, and more)!, May into winter

Peaches, Plums, Pluots & Nectarines, June through Sept

Pears, August through November

Pomegranates, October into December

Seasonal Texas Vegetables

The very long growing seasons in Texas allows for multiple plantings and thus multiple harvest seasons. Hence some vegetables remain in season for months upon months. In contrast to many other parts of the country, hot summers sometimes bring an end rather than a beginning to the growing season.

Beets, November through February

Broccoli, October through May 

Cauliflower, October through May

Chickpeas, June and July

Chiles, August and September

Corn, late May into August

Cucumbers, April through December

Fava Beans, April through June

New Potatoes, March and April

Okra, late summer and early fall

Onions, March through September

Peanuts, September and October

Pumpkins, October into spring

New Potatoes, May and June

Shallots, November through February

Spinach, January through May

Sweet Onions, spring

Tomatoes, April through October

Winter Squash, October into spring

Zucchini & Summer Squash, May through October

Year-Round

Texas's famously warm climate means plenty of fruits and vegetables are, possibly, in-season near you more or less all the time. It can be tricky for transplants to wrap their minds around this truth. In fact, the heat is more of a season-ender in some places than is the cold. A variety of crops can be planted, grown, and harvested more than once per year in many areas of Texas, making them available more or less year-round:

  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Greens of all sorts, from collards to turnips
  • Mushrooms (cultivated)
  • Peppers

Other produce items are harvested during single growing seasons, but have a fairly extended harvest season and then keep or store well enough so that they're also available much of the year:

  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Turnips

Look for other root vegetables, too!