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Summertime is the perfect season to step outside and take out that green thumb of yours! Gardeners and growers across the country, even those recreational gardeners, like to take advantage of summer showers and hot sun. However, determining which fruits and vegetables will thrive despite the blazing summer sun is essential to ensuring a healthy crop and juicy fruits and vegetables. The best way to make certain that your harvest will flourish is to start from the right place.

The following are some of the best fruits to grow over the summer:

  • Varieties of plums, apricots, and pluots
  • Blueberries
  • Figs
  • Blackberries
  • Peaches and nectarines
  • Cherries
  • Melons
  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries

The following are some of the best vegetables to grow over the summer:

  • Eggplant
  • Corn
  • Garden Peas
  • Okra
  • Cucumbers
  • Shelling Beans
  • Green Beans
  • Zucchini
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Tomatoes


Starting with a variety of the above fruits and vegetables will automatically put the grower in a better position to harvest healthy, flavorful, and thriving crops. Choosing to grow these fruits and vegetables during the summer season allows for the greatest value for the harvest. Keep these fruits and vegetables in mind next time you purchase seeds to harvest.

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