• Thu, Apr 4 2013

In Season Now: The Freshest Fruits And Vegetables For April

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With April showers come a few new additions to spring’s bounty—though in much of the United States, seasonal fruit and vegetable offerings are still limited. Heartier, cold weather crops like Swiss chard, kale and leeks still count as fresh finds; and toward the ends of the month warmer states will see crops such as summer squash and cherries.

Other on-the-way-in veggies and fruits include:

  • Avocado
  • Fava beans
  • Peaches
  • Pineapple
  • Ramps
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet onions

April’s stars include peak-season produce such as:

  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Green onions
  • Rhubarb
  • Snow peas
  • Spring salad greens

Also flourishing in the U.S. in April:

  • Arugula
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Chicory
  • Fiddlehead ferns
  • Radishes
  • Turnips

Eat these up now, because they’re on they’re way out of season:

  • Grapefruit
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Morel mushrooms
  • Navel Oranges
  • Swiss chard

For breakdowns by region in America, see here.

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