Even in their families, plants have different times of the growing season where their best parts are ready for harvesting. From experience, the sheet below highlights knowledge gained from growing.
With grocery stores selling produce year-round from all over the world, it's easy to forget that there are windows of availability of the edible parts of plants. Living in a seasonal climate like Canada makes local fresh produce a challenge to provide. Some produce like apples, carrots, pears and potatoes can be chilled after harvest for use in Winter months and there are greenhouses that can grow cucumbers, tomatoes and sweet peppers year-round. But for the majority of produce, it's ready when it's ready during the growing season.