WHAT’S IN SEASON

Summer Fruits and Vegetables in the South

Harvest these summer staples for barbecues, baking, and beyond

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Muscadine grapes

Thick-skinned with sweet, juicy centers, muscadine grapes are nature’s candy. Read more.


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Figs

This fruit’s subtle coconut flavor makes it a perfect addition to summer cocktails. Read more.


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Sea beans

For an ideal companion to seafood, try this salty, seaside succulent. Read more.


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Blueberries

Whether you’re baking muffins or whirling a summer smoothie, don’t miss an opportunity to use the season’s berry best. Read more.


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Greasy beans

This Appalachian tradition is the ultimate way to preserve a late-summer green-bean haul. Read more.


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Mesquite beans

These versatile trees offer more than just wood for the barbecue pit. Read more.


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Pimento peppers

One taste of an Ashe County pimento, and you may shun watery bell peppers for good. Read more.


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Red Burgundy okra

Tender and sweet, this okra variety is a late-summer stunner. Read more.


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Sugar Baby watermelon

This undersized watermelon isn’t short on flavor. Read more.


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Cherokee Purple tomato

The secret flavor of the South’s sweetest tomato. Read more.


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Silver Queen corn

Celebrate summer in the South with the crown jewel of the corn family. Read more.


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Cantaloupe

Grow it and treat it right, and cantaloupe may become your favorite bite of the season. Read more.


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Poblano peppers

Get to know the perfect pepper for anyone who doesn’t like the heat. Read more.


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Blackberries

Cobble together a tempting dessert with early summer blackberries. Read more.


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Pink-eyed peas

Pink-eyed purple-hulls might be the fairest field pea of them all. Read more.


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Fairy Tale eggplant

Put a spell on eggplant skeptics with this petite crowd-pleaser. Read more.


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Black cherry tomatoes

A ready-made summer snack, the black cherry tomato delivers complex flavor right off the vine. Read more.


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Butter beans

Toss creamy butter beans with olive oil and lemon zest for an easy picnic side. Read more.


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Indian Blood peach

You won’t find this gem at the supermarket, but a little searching will bear fruit. Read more.


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