Even in the Coldest Months, some Fruits & Vegetables Reach Their Peaks of Flavor.
Winter Fruits & Vegetables
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The following Fruits & Vegetables (in alphabetical order) are typically considered Winter produce. Depending on your geographic location and climate different fruits or vegetables may slide into or out of the strict, technical definition of Winter (December 23 - March 22). Growing things like Winter Produce follow nature's calendar and not man's. Winter 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 Winter Fruits and Winter Vegetables that are in season in the Winter in your Region or specific State, these two links go off site to About.com's resource on the subject.

Varieties

Winter Fruits

Clementine's 

Grapefruit

Kiwi

Kumquat 

Lemon

Mandarin Orange

Meyer Lemon 

Orange

Pear (depending on the variety)

Persimmons 

Pommelos

Satsumas 

Tangerines

 

Winter Vegetables

Beets

Belgian Endive 

Bok Choy

Broccoli 

Broccoli Raabe (Rapini

Brussels Sprouts 

Cabbage 

Cardoons 

Carrots 

Cauliflower 

Celeriac (Celery Root)  

Celery 

Chicory 

Curly Endive (Frisée

Daikon Radish

Escarole 

Fennel 

Horseradish 

Jerusalem Artichokes (Sunchokes

Kale 

Kohlrabi 

Leeks 

Onions

Parsnips 

Radicchio 

Radish (large varieties)

Rutabagas 

Sweet Potatoes 

Treviso 

Turnips 

Winter Squash