Which fruit and vegetables are in season in summer?

Searcher in summerDuring the different seasons in the UK, different vegetables and fruits grow. Find out what’s in season and good to eat this summer!

Summer happens in the months between June and August, just after spring. The sun shines bright and warm, and it’s strawberry season just in time for the Wimbledon tennis tournament!

It is better to buy vegetables and fruit that are grown locally when they’re in season.

It’s better for the environment!

Less energy is used, and less pollution is created when vegetables and fruit are grown and picked locally during their normal season. Vegetables and fruit grown outside their normal season need artificial light and heat to grow or are flown into your local supermarkets from abroad.

It’s cheaper!

Buying local, seasonal vegetables and fruit is usually cheaper than off-season vegetables and fruit because the cost to grow and transport them is lower.

Find out more about which fruit and vegetables are available in spring, autumn and winter.

What’s in season in summer (June to August)?

Searcher in a summer scene

Here’s a list of fruit and vegetables in season during the summer months in the UK:

  • Asparagus
  • Aubergine
  • Basil
  • Beetroot
  • Black currants
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Chicory
  • Chillies
  • Courgettes
  • Cucumber
  • Elderflowers
  • Fennel
  • French beans
  • Garlic
  • Gooseberries
  • Kohlrabi
  • Leeks
  • Lettuce
  • Mangetout
  • Marrow
  • Onion
  • Pak choi
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Plums
  • Potatoes
  • Pulses
  • Radishes
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Rocket
  • Runners’ beans
  • Samphire
  • Sorrel
  • Spring greens
  • Spring onions
  • Strawberries
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Summer squash
  • Sweet corn
  • Swiss chard
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnips

Do you want to learn how to grow some of the summer vegetables and fruit? Flower from our Eat Move Learn team can show you how to grow strawberries, basil, broad beans, radishes, and potatoes!

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