The Best Time To Buy Your Favorite Fruits And Vegetables Is Imminently Upon Us

Tess Koman
Photo credit: Anjelika Gretskaia - Getty Images
Photo credit: Anjelika Gretskaia - Getty Images

From Delish

Whether you've been ready for the return of overwhelming amounts of PSL #content or you're desperately hoping it never comes back, the bombardment is coming. Because, yes, believe it or not, fall is not that far away. Therefore it is almost time for the resurgence of some of our favorite things: pumpkin spice lattes, spooky Halloween treats, and FRUITS AND VEGGIES.

Here's what produce you should be buying for optimal freshness in the coming fall months and when, in particular, you should be buying it. One note: Let's call "early fall" the beginning of September and "late fall" the end of November. With that, get yourself ready for some delicious and nutritious times ahead, my friends.

(Hey! And while you wait, might I suggest you check out some of our fantastic fall recipes in preparation? I'd start with the fall cocktails, move into the fall appetizers, crush your way through some easy breezy fall dinners, and conclude with a lil' fall dessert, of course. Enjoy!)


  • Apples: late summer through late fall

  • Cranberries: mid-to-late fall

  • Figs: late fall

  • Grapes: late summer through early fall

  • Guava: late fall

  • Key limes: mid-to-late fall

  • Kumquats: mid-to-late fall

  • Passion fruit: early-to-mid-fall

  • Pears: throughout fall

  • Persimmons: late fall

  • Pomegranates: mid-to-late fall

  • Quinces: late fall


  • Arugula: throughout fall

  • Beets: throughout fall

  • Broccoli: mid-to-late fall

  • Brussels sprouts: throughout fall

  • Cabbage: late fall

  • Celery: late fall

  • Chicories: late fall

  • Eggplant: early fall

  • Garlic: late summer through early fall

  • Kale: mid-to-late fall

  • Peppers: late summer through early fall

  • Pumpkin: early-to-mid-fall

  • Squash: throughout fall

  • Turnips: mid-fall

  • Sweet potatoes: late summer through the end of fall

  • Wild mushrooms: late summer through mid-fall

  • Zucchini: late summer through early fall

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