Which fruit and vegetables are in season in winter?

Fruit and veg in season in winterDuring the different seasons in the UK, different vegetables and fruits grow. Find out what’s in season and good to eat this winter!

Winter happens in the months between December and February, just after autumn. It starts getting colder, animals start to hibernate, and you may even see some snow.

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, summer and autumn.

What’s in season in winter (December to February)?

Searcher in a winter scene

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

  • Apples
  • Beetroot
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Celeriac
  • Celery
  • Chicory
  • Cranberries
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Onion
  • Parsnip
  • Pear
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Spring greens
  • Spring onions
  • Swedes
  • Swiss chard
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Winter squash

Searcher in winterDo you want to learn how to grow some of the winter vegetables and fruit? Flower in our Eat Move Learn team can show you how to grow potatoes!

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