When is grape season?

Another fruit full of art and symbolism, grapes are arguably the most honored fruit since ancient times. Present in religious symbols and tales, they are represented throughout art history in the hands of the victorious, beautiful and strong characters in all sorts of paintings and sculptures. Some Latino countries keep the tradition of eating twelve grapes in the last 12 seconds of the year while thinking of good wishes to bring luck in the year to start. And of course, we owe them one of the biggest pleasures humankind has invented, wine.

California is the biggest grapes producer in America (and a world-famous winery state). Grape season in California is between May and December. Washington has a shorter production, starting in August and finishing in October and Oregon has a two months season starting in September. If you like to purchase them seasonally and locally, you can find the right grape season in the following chart.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Alabama                        
Alaska                        
Arizona                        
Arkansas                        
California                        
Colorado                        
Connecticut                        
Delaware                        
Florida                        
Georgia                        
Hawaii                        
Idaho                        
Illinois                        
Indiana                        
Iowa                        
Kansas                        
Kentucky                        
Louisiana                        
Maine                        
Maryland                        
Massachusetts                        
Michigan                        
Minnesota                        
Mississippi                        
Missouri                        
Montana                        
Nebraska                        
Nevada                        
New Hampshire                        
New Jersey                        
New Mexico                        
New York                        
North Carolina                        
North Dakota                        
Ohio                        
Oklahoma                        
Oregon                        
Pennsylvania                        
Rhode Island                        
South Carolina                        
South Dakota                        
Tennessee                        
Texas                        
Utah                        
Vermont                        
Virginia                        
Washington                        
West Virginia                        
Wisconsin                        
Wyoming                        

Although we can eat them as candies and the sweetness can compare to them, grapes are very healthy snacks! Low calories, high content of fiber and water, packed with antioxidants and great against infections, it’s the best you can opt for when you are into binge eating. Besides consuming them fresh (sometimes we didn’t leave the store and already grabbing some along the way!), we can prepare the most delicious cocktails, make outrageous salsas (as mixed with avocado), caramelize them, frost them or add them to our favorite salad. To top it up, we can get as creative as we want, as there are so different sorts and colors and sizes!

Look at the seasons of these fruits & vegetables: