Some Fruits & Vegetables Need the Extended Heat of Summer to Reach their Flavorful Best.
Summer Fruits and Vegetables
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 The following Fruits & Vegetables (in alphabetical order) are typically considered Summer produce. Depending on your geographic location and climate different fruits or vegetables may slide into or out of the strict, technical definition of Summer (June 23 - September 22). Growing things like Summer Produce follow nature's calendar and not man's. Summer Produce may straddle a few seasons

Produce in season tends to be both abundant (meaning cheaper) and at the peak of its freshness and flavor. Consider cooking with fresh seasonal ingredients to improve your meals, your budget and your Flair, the 4th Lever of "Smart Kitchen's 4 Levers of Cooking™"

If you want to learn more about the Summer fruits and Summer vegetables that are in season in the Summer in your Region or specific State, these two links go off site to About.com's resource on the subject.

Varieties

Summer Fruits

Apples

Apricots

Avocados

Blackberry

Blueberry

Boysenberry

Cantaloupes

Cherry

Fig

Gooseberry

Grapes

Huckleberry

Lime 

Mangoes

Marionberry 

Melons

Nectarines

Peaches

Plums

Pluots

Raspberry

Rhubarb

Strawberry

Tomatillos

Tomatoes

Watermelons

Summer Vegetables

Basil

Bell Peppers

Beets

Carrots

Chard

Chiles

Cilantro

Corn

Cucumbers

Eggplant

Fennel 

Garbanzo Beans

Garlic

Green Beans

Green Onions

Herbs

Lemongrass

Lettuce

Okra

Onions

Peas

Potatoes

Radicchio

Radishes 

Shallots

Shelling Beans 

Spinach 

Spring Onions

Summer Squash

Sweet Onions

Tomatoes

Zucchini

Zucchini Blossom