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What's in season in May 2016, and other timely information:

Notes for May 2016: Strawberries have a very brief season; and the start in early April in the South, don't miss them:

This page has a table below that tells when each fruit or vegetable is normally ready to be harvested in Florida!  We also have a page with links to our own simple instructions on canning, freezing and drying  many fruits and vegetables, such as  how to make jam, apple butter, applesauce, spaghetti sauce, salsa, pickles, ketchup or freezing corn.

You may want to see our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals, such as strawberry festivals and blueberry festivals. Cold weather crops, like spinach, some lettuces, peas, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and early onions being harvested in all but the coldest regions. Many farms and markets still have fresh winter squash, stored from last Autumn. Click on the links below to find local farms:

You may noticed the new appearance to the website! Simpler, cleaner and mobile-friendly! I'm rolling it out, page by page over the next 2 months. Everything is still here; you can access it from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

 

Typical Crop Availability - When to Pick in Florida

See this page for the citrus calendar!

Fruit/Veg Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov Dec
apples (none in Florida!)                                    
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                
blueberries         X X X X                    
broccoli X X X X                     X X X X X X
cabbage X 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
cucumbers       X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
eggplant                     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
nectarines         X X X X X X                
peaches         X X X X X X                
peas   X X X                            
peppers                 X X X X X X X X    
plums             X X X X                    
potatoes         X X X X X X X X            
raspberries               X X X 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                
sweet corn             X X X X X X X X X X    
sweet potatoes                             X X X X
tomatoes         X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
watermelons                 X X X X X X X X X X

Green indicates the range when the crop usually ripens; but be sure to call the farms, as it is just an approximation.  Harvest dates can vary dramatically in different seasons and even in different parts of the state.

Note: Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the opening of U-pick blueberry season in Florida

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