What’s in season when?

What’s in season when?

28 Jul 2020

Alberta’s growing season is relatively short, so to take advantage of local fruits and vegetables, it’s wise to plan ahead. 

July to October is generally considered Alberta’s harvest season, but with greenhouse growers, cold storage, canning and freezing, it’s easy to extend the growing season and make Alberta fruits and vegetables available for eating year-round. 

The following list outlines the most readily available fruits and vegetables in Alberta. These are the best times to look for them in a farmers’ market, pick them at a U-pick, buy them at the farm gate or ask for them at your local grocery store. 

Produce                                            Available                               

Apples                                                Mid-July through October 

Asian pears                                        August through October 

Asparagus                                          May and June 

Beans                                                 July through September 

Blackberries                                        Mid-July through August 

Beets                                                  July through mid-October 

Blueberries                                         Mid-July through August 

Broccoli                                              June through mid-October 

Brussel sprouts                                  September through November 

Cabbage                                             July through November 

Cantaloupe                                        July through September 

Celery                                                July and August 

Carrots                                              July through November 

Cherries                                            June and July 

Cucumber                                         July through September 

Eggplant                                           July through September 

Gooseberries                                    July and August 

Greens                                              June through October 

Herbs                                                 June through October 

Nectarines                                         July and August 

Pears                                                 August to mid-October 

Peas                                                  July and August 

Peppers                                             July through September 

Potatoes                                           June to mid-October 

Raspberries                                     mid-July through August

 Rhubarb                                          June through August 

Pumpkins                                        September and October 

Summer squash                              July through September 

Winter squash                                 August through October 

Saskatoons                                      Mid-July through August 

Strawberries                                    July and August 

Sweet corn                                      Mid-August through September 

Tomatoes                                        July through September 

Wild mushrooms                             Spring through fall

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