Picking the Freshest Fruit and Vegetables


Don’t let this deter you from purchasing fruits and vegetables! Just a little bit of knowledge can help you to pick the freshest ones.

Summer: Apricots, Blackberries, Cantaloupe, Cherries, Figs, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums, Raspberries, Strawberries, Watermelon, Beets, Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Green Beans, Okra, Peas, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Zucchini

Fall: Cranberries, Pears, Persimmons, Pineapple, Pomegranates, Acorn Squash, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Mushrooms, Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes, Swiss Chard

Winter: Clementines, Dates, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Oranges, Brussels Sprouts, Collard Greens, Kale, Leeks, Onions, Turnips, Winter Squash

Spring: Apricots, Honeydew, Mango, Strawberries, Artichokes, Asparagus, Fennel, Lettuce, Mustard Greens, Snow Peas, Spinach, Vidalia Onions, Watercress

Year Round: Apples, Bananas, Papayas, Avocados, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Parsnips, Potatoes

Most of these fruits and vegetables can still be purchased year round. They are safe to eat and generally still flavorful and delicious. This info graphic is to help recognize what fruits and vegetables will provide the most enjoyable flavor for the season.