When is strawberry season?

The national strawberry season is said to run from January through November. You will find a winter strawberry season in Florida, where this fruit grows from November until April.  Texas joins for only three months, starting in February. In California it starts at the same time but lasts until November.

You can find when strawberries are in season in each American state in the following chart.

Strawberry season chart

StateStrawberries in season
Alabamamid-March till mid-July
AlaskaJuly till September
ArizonaFebruary till April
ArkansasMay till mid-June
CaliforniaFebruary till October
Coloradomid-June till mid-October
ConnecticutJune till mid-July
DelawareMay and June
FloridaJanuary till April, November and December
GeorgiaMarch till June
HawaiiJanuary till April and October till December
IdahoJuly and August
IllinoisMay and June
Indianamid-May till mid-July
IowaJune
KansasMay till mid-September
Kentuckymid-May till mid-June
LouisianaFebruary till May
Mainemid-June till mid-July
Marylandmid-May and June
MassachusettsJune and august till mid-October
Michiganmid-May till July
MinnesotaJune and July
Mississippimid-March and April
Missourimid-May till August
MontanaJune till mid-July
NebraskaJune and July
NevadaMay till October
New HampshireJune till September
New Jerseymid-May and June
New MexicoJune and July
New YorkJune and July
North Carolinamid-April till mid-June
North DakotaJune and July
OhioApril till June
OklahomaApril till June
OregonMay till August
PennsylvaniaJune
Rhode IslandJune and July
South CarolinaMarch till June
South DakotaJune and July
TennesseeMay and June
TexasFebruary till April
UtahJune till mid-October
VermontJune
VirginiaApril till June
WashingtonJune till October
West VirginiaJune and September
Wisconsinmid-May till mid-June
WyomingJune and July

Isn’t strawberry the greatest fruit?! Already looking at their funny shape and beautiful color is a delight and we can make likely any sweet preparation look handsome if we add a strawberry on top of it.

Fortunately, they are one of the most cultivated fruits in our country, which provides half of the strawberries consumed worldwide. But are they all the same? Not, there are about 600 varieties of strawberries, all different regarding the growing conditions. They grow in the most varied locations, where the soil and climate conditions are very diverse, reflecting in their shape, color, size, and taste.

The uses of strawberries are endless. Roast them with balsamic vinegar to add them to a sweet and savory preparation, drop them in your smoothie, make your favorite pie with them, you name it…

Strawberries are also good for your health. They are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium, contain a lot of water, and are an excellent source of vitamin C. They have a high antioxidant capacity, placing them among the top 20 fruits for it.

Strawberries stop ripening after they are picked and they are very fragile. Because of this, if they had to travel a long distance (and time) to your plate, they have been picked too early to prevent them from getting damaged along the way. Let’s get them locally. 🍓

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