California Produce Seasons

Shipping Produce

California Produce Seasons for Refrigerated TruckingCalifornia is the breadbasket of the America and likely the world with over 80% of produce originating in the State.   Farms produce crops at different times throughout the year and with California’s warm climate there’s a lot of farming and a lot of shipping.  Freight schedules are dependent upon the produce and its reaping time.  Below is a list of the main fruits, vegetables, herbs and others that are produced in California as well as the season that corresponds to them.

If you’re looking to have a shipment of your fruits and veggies shipped locally, nationally or internationally then contact us.  We have highly experienced drivers, a fleet of state-of-the-art refrigerated trucks, flatbed trucks and any other kind you may need, as well as a staff of experienced shipping logistics pros that will get your produce delivered fresh, on time and on budget.  We also offer Refrigerated LTL (Less than Load) and Flatbed LTL trucking services

Our No-Swap Refrigerated Trucking service guarantees that your produce will arrive on the same truck it was loaded on without any mid-route transfers.  This means it will remain in the same temperature-controlled state that it requires for the life of the journey.  It means fresh freight, less fuel costs and faster delivery!


Updated California Produce Seasons for 2015

Apples, late summer through fall (cold storage until spring)
Apricots, late spring through early summer
Artichokes, spring and again early fall
Arugula, available year-round but best in spring and fall
Asparagus, spring
Avocados, classically summer, but now harvested year-round
Basil, summer
Beets, year-round
Belgian Endive, available year-round but best in fall and winter
Blackberries, summer
Blueberries, summer
Boysenberries, early summer
Broccoli raab, fall through spring
Broccoli, year-round but best in fall and winter
Brussels sprouts, late fall and winter
Cabbage, best in late fall and winter but available year-round
Cantaloupes, late summer
Cardoons, winter and early spring
Carrots, year-round
Cauliflower, best in fall and winter but available year-round
Celeriac/celery root, fall and winter
Celery, best in fall and winter but available year-round
Chard, summer and fall
Cherries, late spring and summer
Chickpeas (a.k.a. garbanzo beans), fresh in summer (dried year-round)
Chicories, fall and winter
Chiles, summer
Clementines, winter
Collard greens, year-round
Corn, summer
Cucumbers, summer
Edamame, fall
Eggplant, summer and early fall
Escarole, fall and winter
Fava beans, spring
Fennel, fall through spring
Fiddleheads, spring
Figs, summer and fall
Garlic scapes/green garlic, spring
Garlic, summer and fall (stored year-round)
Gooseberries, summer
Grapefruit, winter and spring
Grapes, late summer and early fall
Green almonds, spring
Green beans, summer and early fall
Green onions, spring through fall
Horseradish, fall and winter
Huckleberries, late summer and early fall
Jerusalem artichokes/sunchokes, fall and winter
Kale, best in fall and winter
Kiwis, winter and into spring
Kohlrabi, late fall through spring
Kumquats, late winter and spring
Leeks, fall through spring
Lemongrass, summer and fall
Lemons, winter and spring
Lettuce, available year-round nationally but best in spring
Limes, late summer and fall
Mandarins, winter
Mangoes, summer
Marionberries, summer
Melons, summer and early fall
Mint, year-round
Morels, spring
Mushrooms (cultivated), year-round
Mushrooms (wild), spring through fall
Nectarines, summer
Nettles, spring
New Potatoes, spring
Okra, late summer and early fall
Onions, spring through fall (stored in winter)
Oranges (Navel), winter and spring
Oranges (Valencia), spring and summer
Oregano, year-round
Parsley, year-round
Parsnips, fall through spring
Pea greens, spring
Peaches, summer
Pears, fall
Peas and pea pods, spring and early summer
Peppers (sweet), summer and early fall
Persimmons, fall and early winter
Plums & pluots, summer
Pomegranates, fall
Pommelos, winter
Potatoes, late summer through fall but available from storage year-round
Pumpkins, fall
Quinces, fall
Radicchio, late summer through early spring
Radishes (daikon, watermelon, other large varieties), fall and winter
Radishes, spring through fall
Rapini, fall through spring
Raspberries, summer
Rhubarb, spring and early summer
Rosemary, year-round
Rutabagas, fall and winter
Sage, year-round
Salsify, fall and winter
Scallions, spring through fall
Shallots, summer and fall (from storage through winter)
Shelling beans, summer and early fall
Snap peas/snow peas/pea pods, spring
Sorrel, year-round
Spinach, year-round
Spring Onions, spring
Squash (summer), summer
Squash (winter), fall and winter
Stinging Nettles, spring
Strawberries, spring and summer
Sunchokes/Jerusalem artichokes, fall and winter
Sweet Onions, spring and summer
Sweet potatoes, fall and winter
Tangerines, winter
Thyme, year-round
Tomatillos, late summer
Tomatoes, summer
Turnips, fall through spring
Watercress, year-round
Watermelons, summer
Winter Squash, fall and winter
Zucchini Blossoms, summer
Zucchini, summer