Home » Seasonal: fruit, vegetables and fish to buy in November

Seasonal: fruit, vegetables and fish to buy in November

by Ada Parisi
5 min read

October is coming to an end and here we are at the’appointment with the column on the season: fruit, vegetables and fish to buy in November. After a hot October, in November we are all waiting for the first cold. With the cold will also come on the tables some products loved by Italians. They are the ones you have to buy preferably (I would say exclusively) in November, to respect the seasonality of the land and sea, eat better and at a reasonable cost.

Navel oranges in a market box

navel Oranges


The big news in November are certainly oranges and artichokes, that will counter the coming months in Italian kitchens, both in sweet and savory preparations. As for the fish, November is octopus season, that in this month is still small and tender, to cook and enjoy without hesitation. For eggplant lovers, instead it's l’time to say goodbye to parmesan and caponate. Is, after learning what to buy in November, in the bottom of the article I will also suggest some recipes to experiment with the first fruits of this month so full of news.

FRUIT November

Start of season

  • oranges
  • bananas
  • Kiwi
  • grapefruits

Continues the season

  • avocado
  • lemons
  • Pears
  • figs
  • fresh dates
  • melograni
  • eat
  • Apples
  • papaya
  • khaki
  • chestnuts


Start of season:

  • artichokes
  • Brussels sprouts

Continues the season

  • olives
  • fennel
  • leeks
  • cabbage
  • catalonia
  • Truffle
  • chicory
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • beets
  • pumpkin
  • Swiss chard
  • broccoli
  • mushrooms
  • lettuce
  • cabbage
  • Onion
  • carrots
  • potatoes
  • celery


  • alalunga
  • mullet roe
  • hake
  • bream
  • sardine
  • Red Snapper
  • sole fish
  • Lampuga
  • redfish
  • the little hen
  • mullet
  • sea ​​urchins
  • monkfish
  • calamari
  • moscardini
  • Octopus
  • zerro
  • Bass
  • mantis shrimp
  • Mediterranean shrimp pink
  • COD
  • aguglia

(sources: Federcoopesca, Adoc)

Recipes to try in November

You've already seen these recipes?


Andrea November 1, 2019 - 09:27

Hello I always follow you with pleasure and I wanted to ask you some tips for the preparation of the Sicilian cannoli. I say that I am from Piedmont and I often have Sicilian friends at dinner , i would like to surprise with this preparation. I know maybe it's not the right time for cottage cheese, but if you could help me anyway I'd be grateful. Thanks

Ada Parisi November 1, 2019 - 09:44

Ciao Andrea, for the cannoli recipe, with which we are sure you will surprise your Sicilian friends, you can see our video https://youtu.be/sjKI8wzHcCo . The doses you can always find on the site. Thank you and let us know


Leave a comment

* Using this form you accept the storage and management of your data from this website. * By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.