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Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables in Spain: What to Eat Each Month


Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

Eating seasonally is a great way to support local farmers and get the most nutritious and delicious produce possible. In Spain, there are plenty of fruits and vegetables to enjoy throughout the year, and the country's diverse climate means that you can find fresh produce in different regions, no matter what time of year it is.

Here is a guide to the seasonal fruits and vegetables that you can find in Spain each month:

January

Citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons, and clementines are at their best in January, and they are a great source of vitamin C.

Other winter produce includes artichokes, beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, kale, onions, and turnips.

February

February is the month of the almond blossom, which is celebrated in some regions of Spain.

You can find delicious citrus fruits like grapefruits, lemons, oranges, and tangerines, as well as winter vegetables like broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, chicory, endive, kale, and spinach.

March

March marks the beginning of spring, and with it comes a wide range of fresh produce.

This month you can find artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, carrots, fava beans, lettuce, peas, radishes, spinach, and strawberries.

April

In April, you can find a variety of fruits and vegetables that are perfect for springtime.

Some of the produce that is at its best in April includes artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, carrots, fennel, leeks, lettuce, peas, radishes, spinach, and strawberries.

May

May is the month of the cherry blossom, which is celebrated in some regions of Spain.

This month you can find apricots, artichokes, asparagus, cherries, fava beans, garlic, green beans, lettuce, peas, radishes, and strawberries.

June

June is a great month for summer fruits and vegetables.

Some of the produce that is at its best in June includes apricots, cherries, figs, garlic, green beans, melons, nectarines, peaches, peppers, tomatoes, and zucchini.

July

In July, you can find a wide variety of summer fruits and vegetables at their peak.

Some of the produce that is at its best in July includes apricots, cherries, figs, green beans, melons, nectarines, peaches, peppers, tomatoes, and zucchini.

August

August is the month of the tomato, and it is celebrated in some regions of Spain.

This month you can find a wide range of fruits and vegetables, including apricots, eggplant, figs, melons, nectarines, peaches, peppers, tomatoes, and zucchini.

September

In September, you can find a variety of fruits and vegetables that are perfect for the transition from summer to fall.

Some of the produce that is at its best in September includes apples, eggplant, figs, grapes, melons, peppers, pomegranates, tomatoes, and zucchini.

October

October is the month of the olive harvest, which is celebrated in some regions of Spain.

This month you can find a wide range of fruits and vegetables, including apples, chestnuts, eggplant, grapes, persimmons, peppers, pomegranates, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and tomatoes.

November

In November, you can find a variety of fruits and vegetables that are perfect for the autumn season.

Some of the produce that is at its best in November includes apples, chestnuts, clementines, persimmons, pomegranates, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and turnips.

December

December is the month of the clementine, and it is celebrated in some regions of Spain.

This month you can find a wide range of winter produce, including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, chard, kale, leeks, onions, and turnips.


While this list covers some of the most popular seasonal fruits and vegetables in Spain, it is important to remember that availability may vary depending on the region and the weather. It is always a good idea to visit your local farmers' market to see what produce is in season and to support local growers.


By eating seasonally, you can enjoy the freshest and most flavorful produce, while also supporting sustainable agriculture and reducing your carbon footprint. So next time you're shopping for fruits and vegetables, try to choose items that are in season, and enjoy the taste of Spain's bountiful harvest.



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