know how to eat like a local: seasonal vegetables in spain

Know how to Eat Like a Local: Seasonal Vegetables in Spain
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Eating local produce and what’s in season can be confusing especially when you are considering what to eat and where to buy it. Eating seasonal is easier than you think, we’ve looked into creating a seasonal calendar of fruits and vegetables for you. But here’s why you should (really) do it. Observing the seasons on your plate in Spain is easy because all the market stall holders, greengrocers, chefs and cooks buy seasonal vegetables that are not only tastier and better quality, but it’s cheaper too! If you want to enjoy the best of Spain’s seasonal vegetable and fruit dishes when in Spain, here is our simple calendar of what’s in season when.

  • Apricot – In season: May – August
  • Artichokes – In season: December – May
  • Apple – In season: August –January
  • Avocado – In season: June – October
  • Green/White Asparagus – Green is in season: March – April. White is in season: April – June
  • Aubergine/Eggplant – In season: May – November
  • Banana – In season: All year round
  • Beetroot – In season: All year round
  • Broad beans – In season: February – May
  • Broccoli – In season: November – February
  • Button mushrooms – In season: September – June
  • Cabbage – In season: September – June
  • Cardoon – In season: November – February
  • Carrots – In season: All year round
  • Cauliflower – In season: October – March
  • Celery – In season: October – May
  • Chard/Swiss Chard – In season: All year round
  • Cherries – In season: May – July
  • Chicory/Belgian Endive – In season: November – March
  • Courgette/Zucchini – In season: May – October
  • Cucumber – In season: June – September
  • Custard Apple – In season: October – December
  • Grapefruit – In season: December – April
  • Grapes – In season: September – December
  • Green/Purple Fig – Green is in season: June – July. Purple is in season: July – September
  • Garlic – In season: All year round
  • Green beans – In season: February – October 
  • Green peppers – In season: March – November
  • Kiwi – In season: October – March
  • Leeks – In season: All year round
  • Lemon – In season: November – May
  • Lettuce – In season: All year round
  • Mandarin – In season: November – March
  • Mango – In season: August – November
  • Medlar – In season: April – May
  • Melon – In season: June – September
  • Nectarine – In season: May – September
  • Onion – In season: All year round
  • Orange – In Season: November – April
  • Papaya – In season: July – August
  • Peach – In season: May – September
  • Pear – In season: July – November
  • Peas – In season: February – May
  • Persimmon – In season: October – December
  • Plum – In season: June – August
  • Pomegranate – In season: September – November
  • Potatoes – In season: Picked from March – June and until Autumn harvesting continues
  • Pumpkin – In season: October – June
  • Quince – In season: August – September
  • Radish – In season: All year round
  • Raspberries – In season: June – August
  • Red cabbage – In season: October – March
  • Red peppers – In season: September – December
  • Spinach – In season: October – May
  • Strawberries – In season: February – May
  • Tomatoes – In season: March but is also available all year round
  • Turnip – In season: November – May
  • Watermelon – In season: June – August
  • Wild Mushrooms – In season: May

If you are keen to know more about Spanish food, local produce and our locally produced AZADA olive oils from Spain, please contact Anisha: anisha@azada.es

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