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What's in Season in April?

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There are some glorious fruits and vegetables in season in April! Here's what's in season in the month of April. Spring produce is some of the best, and this month there are all sorts of exciting veggies - especially greens.

One important thing to note is that seasonality of produce is different between states, countries, and regions. This is primarily a seasonal guide for North America, although there will be overlap with other countries and places in the Northern hemisphere. 

There are great regional resources for what's in season, some of which I've listed below. With that in mind, here's what's in season in April!

April seasonal produce graphic.

April Seasonal Produce

Asparagus - a lovely stem vegetable that's at its peak in spring! Try our Asparagus Puff Pastry Tart or Grilled Asparagus Recipe.

Artichokes - this globe-like vegetable is great when stuffed and roasted. Make our Baked Stuffed Artichokes.

Avocados - a creamy green fruit with a large seed in the center. They're absolutely delicious in guacamole, salads, sandwiches, and on toast. Try our Kimchi Avocado Toast.

Bok Choy - a tender vegetable that's a variant of Chinese cabbage. It's wonderful in stir-fries or as a side dish. Try this Miso Ramen Recipe with Bok Choy.

Broccoli - in season year-round, this cruciferous veggie is actually best in autumn. The dark green stems and florets are easy to cook and can be eaten raw. Make some Parmesan Roasted Broccoli for an easy side.

Cabbage - a type of brassica that is leafy and may be green, red, or white. Cabbage is endlessly versatile and its mild flavor allows it to be used in many types of dishes. Try our Green Goddess Cabbage Salad.

Cauliflower - this cruciferous veggie has been having a real moment - cauliflower has been a stand-in for rice, pizza crusts, and more. It's great on a vegetable tray or roasted and served as a side. Try this Cauliflower Chickpea Curry.

Celery Root - this mild root vegetable, also called celeriac, has a celery-like flavor. It's great roasted or mashed.

Green Peas - while they're found year-round, peas are at their peak in Spring! Use them in this Leek & Pea Fried Rice.

Grapefruit - a large citrus fruit with beautiful pink flesh that's slightly astringent and sweet. Try this Grapefruit Salad.

Kale - a dark leafy green that's earthy and slightly bitter. This powerhouse veggie is great in soups, salads, casseroles, and more. Make some delicious Brussels Sprouts Kale Salad.

Kiwi - this bright green fruit has tropical flavors and is great eaten on its own or added to a fruit salad. Make this Kiwi Sorbet.

Kumquats - a small, tangy citrus fruit that can be eat whole (peel and all)! Enjoy this Kumquat Radish Salad with Dukkah.

Leeks - an edible large allium that is similar in taste to scallions and chives. Make this Leek & Onion Puff Pastry Tart.

Lemons - juicy citrus that's endlessly versatile - bright yellow lemons add color and flavor to so many dishes. Make our Lemon Pepper Seasoning.

Mushrooms - earthy and spongy, these fungi are widely available in the fall. Saute them for a side dish, add them to pasta, or use them in a stir fry. We like these Savory Mushroom Galette.

Parsnips - a root vegetable that looks like a cream-colored carrot and can be used in a very similar way. You can roast parsnips for a delicious side dish or use it in a mash.

Pineapple - a sweet, tropical fruit that starts it's season this month! Make some Grilled Pineapple with Lime Mint Sauce.

Radishes - edible root vegetables with a peppery bit that come in a variety of colors and sizes. Enjoy this Watermelon Radish Toast.

Rhubarb - a sour spring treat that's great in baked goods! Make our Rhubarb Blueberry Galette or this Rhubarb Crisp.

Snap Peas - a bright green veggie, snap peas are just showing up this month.

Spinach - small, leafy greens that pack a powerful punch of vitamins. Spinach is endlessly useful. Enjoy this Chickpea Spinach Curry.

Sunchokes - also called Jerusalem artichokes, these small root vegetables are usually roasted. Try these Crispy Roasted Sunchokes.

Strawberries - perhaps the season's most exciting fruit! Strawberries are just beginning to make an appearance this month. Make our Strawberry Cucumber Salad.

Ways to Cook with Spring Produce

There are some wonderful fruits and vegetables in season in April! Don't miss out on these special seasonal gems!

April seasonal produce graphic.