Find a local pick your own farm here!

What's in season in December 2017, and other timely information:

dark green = available;      light green = sometimes / some farms;      White or gray = not usually available

Keep in mind Alabama stretches from the Gulf coast to mountains of Huntsville near Tennessee; so it is a diverse climate.

The information below is a general guide for the whole state.  You will need to contact your local farm as their area may suffer

freezes and they may plant different varieties that ripen sooner or later!

Fruit/Veg Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov Dec
apples                         X X X X X X    
Asian pears                         X X X X X X    
asparagus         X X X X                        
beans                 X X X X X X X X X X    
blackberries                 X X X X                
blueberries                     X X X X            
broccoli     X X X X                 X X X X X  
cabbage     X X X X                 X X X X X  
cantaloupes                     X X X X X X        
cherries                 X X X X                
Christmas trees                 X X X X             X X
cucumbers             X X X X X X X X            
eggplant                     X X X X X X        
gooseberries                     X X X X            
grapes                     X X X X X X X      
greens     X X X X X X             X X X X    
herbs         X X X X X X X X X X X X X X    
  Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov Dec
kale                           X X X X X X  
Lettuce     X X X X X X                        
muscadines                       X X X X X X X    
nectarines               X X X X X X X            
okra               X X X X X X X X X        
peaches               X X X X X X              
peas X X X X X                              
peppers                     X X X X X X        
plums                     X X X X            
potatoes             X X X X                    
raspberries                     X X X X X X        
rhubarb             X X X X                    
pumpkins                             X X X X    
squash                 X X X X X X X X X X    
strawberries X X X X X X                
sweet corn                 X X X X X X X X        
sweet potatoes                             X X X X    
tomatoes                     X X X X X X X X    
watermelons                         X X X X X X    
Fruit/Veg Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov Dec

The light green indicates light crops at the beginning or end of a season - dark green is when the bulk of the crop ripens and picking is best.

These are the typical, historical dates that crops are ready to be picked or harvested in Alabama.  Of course, it varies a little bit every year, depending upon the weather and other conditions.  And Alabama is a diverse state; crops start (and finish) weeks earlier in warmer southern areas than in colder mountain regions! So, always call the farms well ahead of the dates below to verify! 

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