fruit and vegetables

Calendar for seasonal fruit and vegetables 

Why worry about seasonal fruit and vegetables? 

Because the price is fair, and the nutritional properties are better than out-of-season products. The in-season taste is also better, of course. So, why not?

Disclaimer: the calendar is valid for Italy (latitude 36 N to 47 N, Mediterranean climate, probably longitude does not care). I do not know about different countries. Therefore, fruit and vegetable names are in italian as well - so if you live in Italy, you may find it useful!

January

Vegetables: Bieta, Broccoli, Cardi, Cavolfiori, Cavoli, Cicoria, Finocchi, Patate, Porri, Sedani, Sedani rapa, Spinaci.

 Fruit: Arance, Limoni, Mandarini, Pompelmi.

February

Vegetables: Bieta, Broccoli, Cardi, Cavolfiori, Cavoli, Cicoria, Finocchi, Patate, Porri, Sedani, Sedani rapa, Spinaci.

Fruit: Arance, Limoni, Mandarini, Pompelmi.

 March

Vegetables: Barbabietole,  Bieta, Broccoli, Carciofi, Cavolfiori, Cavoli, Cicoria, Cipollotti, Finocchi, Patate, Porri, Sedani, Sedani rapa, Spinaci.

Fruit: Arance, Limoni,  Pompelmi.

April

Vegetables: Aglio, Asparagi, Barbabietole, Bieta, Carciofi, Cavolfiori, Cavoli, Cicoria, Cipollotti, Fave, Lattughe, Patate, Ravanelli, Rucola, Sedani, Sedani rapa, Spinaci.

Fruit: Arance, Limoni. 

May

Vegetables: Aglio, Asparagi, Barbabietole, Bieta, Carciofi, Carote, Cavoli, Cetrioli, Cicoria, Cipolle, Cipollotti, Fagioli, Fagiolini, Fave, Lattughe, Patate novelle, Peperoni, Piselli, Pomodori, Ravanelli, Rucola, Sedani, Spinaci, Zucchine.

Fruit: Arance, Ciliegie, Fragole, Limoni.

June

Vegetables: Aglio, Asparagi, Barbabietole, Bieta, Carote, Cavoli, Cetrioli, Cipolle, Cipollotti, Fagioli, Fagiolini, Fave, Lattughe, Melanzane, Patate novelle, Peperoni, Piselli, Pomodori, Ravanelli, Rucola, Sedani, Zucchine.

Fruit:  Albicocche, Anguria, Arance, Ciliegie, Fichi, Fragole, Limoni, Meloni, Pesche, Prugne. 

July

Vegetables: Barbabietole, Cetrioli, Cipolle, Fagioli, Fagiolini, Lattughe, Melanzane, Patate, Peperoni, Pomodori, Ravanelli, Rucola, Sedani, Zucchine.

Fruit: Albicocche, Anguria, Fichi, Fragole, Meloni, Pesche, Prugne. 

August

Vegetables: Barbabietole, Cetrioli, Cipolle, Fagioli, Fagiolini, Lattughe, Melanzane, Patate, Peperoni, Pomodori, Ravanelli, Rucola, Zucchine.

Fruit: Albicocche, Anguria, Fichi, Fragole, Mele, Meloni, Pere, Pesche, Prugne, Uva. 

September

Vegetables: Barbabietole, Bieta, Carote, Cavolfiori, Cavoli, Cetrioli, Cicoria, Cipolle, Fagiolini, Lattughe, Melanzane, Patate, Peperoni, Pomodori, Ravanelli, Rucola, Zucche, Zucchine.

Fruit: Anguria, Mele, Meloni, Pere, Pesche, Prugne, Uva. 

October

Vegetables: Barbabietole, Bieta, Broccoli, Carote, Cavolfiori, Cavoli, Cetrioli, Cicoria, Finocchi, Lattughe, Melanzane, Patate, Peperoni, Pomodori, Porri, Ravanelli, Rucola, Sedani, Sedani rapa, Spinaci, Zucche.

Fruit: Caki-loti, Castagne, Kiwi, Mele, Pere, Uva.

November 

Vegetables: Bieta, Broccoli, Cardi, Carote, Cavolfiori, Cavoli, Cicoria, Finocchi, Lattughe, Patate, Peperoni, Porri, Ravanelli, Rucola, Sedani, Sedani rapa, Spinaci.

Fruit: Arance, Caki-loti, Castagne, Kiwi, Limoni, Mandarini, Uva.

December

Vegetables: Bieta, Broccoli, Cardi, Carote, Cavolfiori, Cavoli, Cicoria, Finocchi, Lattughe, Patate, Porri, Ravanelli, Sedani, Sedani rapa, Spinaci.

Fruit: Arance, Caki-loti, Castagne, Limoni, Mandarini.

Serra

Two vegetables are grown indoor (in serra means under a huge plastic cover to keep them warm). They are Lattughe (January to March) and  Ravanelli (January to March).

All year round: preserved fruit and vegetables

Some fruit and vegetables can be found all year round,  if correctly preserved. Methods to preserve are: secco (dry), surgelato (frozen), or just conservato (usually fridge).

Vegetables: Aglio secco, Asparagi surgelati,  Carote, Cipolle, Fagioli secchi, Piselli secchi, 

Limited availability of preserved products: Zucche (November to February), Kiwi (December to March), Mele (November to May), Pere (November to May).

Corrections and additions 

If you have questions, corrections, or suggestions please drop me a line.

Ciao for now! 

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