Get tips on picking, storing, and answer your biggest questions for June produce
Do you know the peach trick? Look for a yellow indented area on the stem-end that tells you the fruit ripened longer on the tree.
Did you know strawberries can be picked while they are mostly white and they will turn fully red in the grocery store? While their color changes, their flavor doesn’t improve.
Eggplants soak up flavor like mushrooms, making them a great recipe companion for summer grilling.
Click on any of the produce pictures below for a full guide, with information verified by University research studies and interviews with farmers.
And don’t miss our special June recipe collection
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Fruits in June
Most fruits don’t get sweeter or develop more flavor after they are harvested, but they will change color and get softer, giving the appearance of a great fruit. So picking them out can be tricky.
Many farmers offer samples at the markets – the best way to ensure you’re spending money on a good tasting fruit.
Ending soon: cherries start to wind down in June and you can sometimes find them in July.
Vegetables in June
A lot of summer’s heat-loving vegetables start to show up sometimes in June, like bell peppers and zucchini. Depending on your region or the weather that year, some might not show up until the end of the month or into July.
Ending soon: Artichokes and asparagus start to wind down and disappear during June. So pick some up and enjoy them one last time.
(Technically, some of these classify as fruits, like tomatoes, but I categorized them here because of how we think of them).
For a full list of other months and all of the detailed produce guides, go to the in-season page.