This guide will help you figure out what is in season each month and how to find the best tasting produce.
These guides are based on my reviews of agricultural research reports from various universities, consultations with farmers, and outreach to other experts and their resources.
I've distilled this information down to provide you with only the most helpful, relevant tidbits.
Seeking out fruit and vegetables with the best flavor can actually be difficult. Even though things might be in-season, it doesn't mean they were harvested when ripe, which leads to that disappointment we've all had biting into a lackluster peach. But other fruit, like bananas and kiwi do get sweeter after being picked.
There are also some ingredients classified as year-round. Those items either can be grown year round (like on the west coast), or they don't have a noticeable change in quality when stored (like potatoes). Some produce can be stored for over a year (like apples), but the flavor is greatly affected, so I consider it to still have a season (and it isn't listed as a year-round fruit because of that).