TEXAS FRESH PRODUCE AVAILABILITY CHART The chart below adapted by corinnebrown

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									     TEXAS FRESH PRODUCE AVAILABILITY CHART
The chart below (adapted from the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Texas Fresh Produce Availability Chart) provides
information regarding the months when fruits and vegetables are available in agricultural regions throughout Texas.

Produce          WinterGarden        Coastal         High      Trans      Central      East Texas   North              Rio Grande
                 Laredo-Eagle Pass   Bend            Plains    Pecos      Texas                     Texas              Valley

Apples           Jul-Oct             Jul-Oct         Jul-Dec   -          Jul-Oct      Jul-Oct      Jul-Oct            -


Blueberries      -                   -               -         -          May-Jun      May-Jul      -                  -


Broccoli         Nov-Apr             -               -         -          Nov-Jan      Apr-May      Apr-May,           Nov-Apr
                                                                                       Oct-Nov      Oct-Nov


Cabbage          Oct-Jun             Oct-May         Jul-Oct   Jun-Jul,   Apr-Oct      May-Jun,     Jun-Jul,           Nov-Jun
                                                               Oct-Nov                 Oct-Dec      Oct-Dec



Cantaloupes      Jun-Jul, Oct        Jun-Nov         Aug-Oct   Jun-Aug,   Jun-Oct      Jun-Nov      Jun-Jul, Oct-Dec   May-Jun,
                                                               Oct-Nov                                                 Nov-Dec



Carrots          Dec-May             -               Aug-Dec   -          -            -            -                  Dec-May


Celery           -                   -               Sep-Oct   -          -            -            -                  Dec-May


Cucumbers        Oct-Nov,            May-Nov         Jul-Oct   -          Jun-Nov      Jun-Oct      Jun-Nov            Oct-Dec, Apr-Jun
                 Apr-Jun


Grapefruit       -                   -               -         -          -            -            -                  Oct-Apr


Green Onions     Mar-May,            Mar-Jun, Oct-   May-Oct   -          Apr-Jun      Apr-Jun,     Apr-Jun, Oct-      Nov-Apr
                 Oct-Dec             Dec                                               Oct-Dec      Dec




               2007 TEXAS MANUAL FOR IDENTIFICATION AND RECRUITMENT                                                               4.23
Produce            WinterGarden        Coastal         High       Trans     Central         East Texas      North           Rio Grande
                   Laredo-Eagle Pass   Bend            Plains     Pecos     Texas                           Texas           Valley

Greenhouse         Jan-May,            Jan-May,        Jan-May,   -         Jan-May, Oct-   Jan-Dec         Jan-May, Oct-   -
Vegetables         Oct-Dec             Oct-Dec         Oct-Dec              Dec                             Dec



Greens**           Nov-Mar             Apr-May, Oct-   Jun-Oct    -         Apr-May, Oct-   Jan-Dec         Jun-Jul,        Nov-Apr
                                       Dec                                  Dec                             Oct-Nov



Herbs              Year round          Year round      -          -         Year round      Year round      Year round      Oct-Apr




Honeydew Melons    Jun-Jul,            -               Aug-Sep    Jun-Aug   Jul-Nov         Jun-Nov         -               May-Jun,
                   Oct                                                                                                      Nov-Dec



Mushrooms          -                   -               -          -         Year round      Year round      Year round      -




Onions             Apr-Jun             -               Jun-Aug    May-Sep   May-Aug         Jul-Sep                         Mar-Jun




Oranges            -                   -               -          -         -               -               -               Oct-Apr




Peas, Field        Apr-Nov             Apr-Nov         Sep-Dec    -         May-Nov         May-Nov         May-Nov         Apr-Jun, Oct-Dec




Peaches            May-Aug             May-Aug         Jul-Sep    -         Jun-Aug         May-Sep         Jun-Aug         Apr-May




Peppers, Bell      Nov-Dec             May-Jun, Oct-   Aug-Oct    -         -               May-Jun, Oct-   May-Jun, Oct-   Oct-Jan
                                       Dec                                                  Dec             Nov




     4.24         2007 TEXAS MANUAL FOR IDENTIFICATION AND RECRUITMENT
 Produce                    WinterGarden                  Coastal            High               Trans                Central   East Texas      North           Rio Grande
                            Laredo-Eagle Pass             Bend               Plains             Pecos                Texas                     Texas           Valley

 Peppers, Chili             Oct-Dec                       May-Jun, Oct-      Aug-Oct            Jul-Sep              May-Jul   May-Jun, Oct-   May-Jun, Oct-   Oct-Jan
                                                          Dec                                                                  Dec             Nov



 Potatoes                   Apr-Jun                       -                  Jun-Oct            May-Jul              -         May-Jun         May-Jun         Mar-May




 Pumpkins                   -                             -                  Oct-Dec            -                    Sep       Sept-Nov        Sep-Dec         -




 Spinach                    Nov-Mar                       -                  -                  -                    Apr-May   -               -               Dec-Mar



 Squash***                  Apr-Jun, Oct-Nov              May-Nov            Jul-Nov            -                    May-Nov   May-Nov         May-Nov         Oct-Jan, Apr-May




 Sweet Potatoes             -                             -                  -                  Aug-Sep              Aug-Dec   Aug-May         -               -



 Tomatoes                   May-Jun, Oct-Dec              May-Jun, Oct-      Aug-Oct            Jun-Nov              May-Jun   Jun-Oct         Jun-Aug         Nov, May-Jun
                                                          Nov



 Turnips                    Dec-May                       -                  Jun-Dec            -                    Sep-May   Apr-May, Oct-   -               Nov-Apr
                                                                                                                               Nov



 Watermelons                Jun-Jul, Oct-Nov              Jun-Jul            Aug-Oct            Aug-Oct              Jun-Oct   Jun-Sep         Jul-Sep         May-Jun, Oct-Nov




*These selections supply at least 10% of U.S. RDI for vitamins A or C, or at least 1-3 grams of dietary fiber per serving.
**Values are averages calculated using beet, mustard, swiss chard, dandelion, kale and turnip greens.
***Values are averages calculated using acorn, butternut, scallop, straightneck, hubbard and zucchini squash




                        2007 TEXAS MANUAL FOR IDENTIFICATION AND RECRUITMENT                                                                                             4.25

								
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