If you plan to visit a farmer's market and want to try the best of the season, or if you just want to save money at your local grocery store, this guide will help with your produce shopping needs.
Peaches1 of 10
Grown primarily in Georgia, prime peach season typically runs from May through September, making it one of the longest-lasting fruits of summer.
We can taste the juiciness now.
Avocados2 of 10
The Hass variety of avocados that most Americans are familiar with are grown in California.
Though you can find them all year long, they are officially in-season (and usually cheapest) from March through September.
Cherries3 of 10
What's summer without a delicious cherry pie?
May through June is the best time of year to purchase cherries grown in the state of California, which are considered some of the best in the nation.
Mangoes4 of 10
The best time to bite into one of these juicy Caribbean fruits is from May through September. Most of America's mangoes come from Florida, but they can also be imported from Brazil, Haiti and Mexico.
Tomatoes5 of 10
Tomatoes are one summer produce that's grown all over the country.
A good rule of thumb: The best time to find tomatoes that are locally grown is during the hottest summer months in your state.
Vidalia Onions6 of 10
This breed of onion comes from Georgia, where the mild winters and regular rain patterns make the soil optimal for their sweetness.
They can be enjoyed from May through September.
Green Beans7 of 10
The peak season for green beans is May through October, and they are grown primarily in three states: New York, Wisconsin and Oregon.
Watermelons8 of 10
Perhaps the most iconic summer fruit, watermelons are grown in California, Georgia, Texas, Florida and Arizona.
You can best enjoy their crunchy sweetness from June through August.
Blueberries9 of 10
Maine is the largest producer of blueberries in the United States.
Pick up fresh berries for your cobbler or morning smoothie from May through September.