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Produce on display at La Boqueria market in Barcelona, Spain.

Produce is a generalized term for a group of farm-produced goods, not limited to fruit and vegetables. More specifically, the term "produce" often implies that the products are fresh and generally in the same state as where they were harvested. In supermarkets the term is also used to refer to the section where fruit and vegetables are kept. Produce is the main product sold by greengrocers, farmers' markets, and fruit markets.

In some parts of the world, including the United States, produce is marked with small stickers bearing Price Look-Up codes. These four or five digit codes are a standardized system intended to aid checkout and inventory control in produce markets.

Seasonal produce

Although in the United States most produce is available year-round, produce is at its best and cheapest in the season it is harvested. Seasonality of produce depends on the region. Below is a general list of seasonality for United States produce.

Spring fruits are apricots, pineapple, strawberries, and mango. Spring vegetables are peas (sugar snap and snow) and more delicate cabbages including mustard greens, baby lettuce, baby spinach and watercress. Also in season are artichoke, asparagus, avocado, new potatoes, rhubarb.

Summer fruits include some berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries) and stone fruit (nectarines, peaches, and plums) as well as melons. Summer vegetables include beets, corn, cucumber, eggplant, green beans, tomatoes and zucchini.

Autumn fruits includes apples, grapes, figs, pears, and pomegranates. Autumn vegetables include many cultivars of wild cabbage (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, collards, endives, and kale). Root vegetables (garlic, ginger, parsnips, turnips and yams) and winter squash (acorn squash, butternut squash and pumpkins) are also in season. Corn is in season and peas, seasonal in spring, are also seasonal in late autumn.

Winter fruits include citrus (clementines, grapefruit, oranges, and lemons) and pomegranates. Winter vegetables include hardier cabbages (kale, leeks, raddicchio, and Brussels sprout). Also seasonal in winter are some root vegetables (rutabaga, turnips, and radishes) as well as winter squash.

Some produce, such as onions, lettuce and spinach, are seasonal year-round in some places.

See also

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Wiktionary

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Contents

English

Most common English words: support « bit « Indian « #825: produce » drawn » field » street

Etymology

From Latin produco (I lead forth or forward, bring forward, draw or strech out, extend, prolong, conduct, etc., bring forth, bear, etc.) < pro (forth, forward) + duco (I lead, bring.)

Pronunciation

  • (RP) prədyo͞os', /pr@"dju:s/, IPA: /prəˈdjuːs/
  •  Audio (US)help, file

Verb

Infinitive
to produce

Third person singular
produces

Simple past
produced

Past participle
produced

Present participle
producing

to produce (third-person singular simple present produces, present participle producing, simple past and past participle produced)

  1. (transitive) To make or manufacture.
    The factory will produce 10,000 lawn chairs.
  2. (transitive) To make (a thing) available to a person, an authority, etc.
    By 2008, travellers must produce their passport when crossing from Canada to the USA.
  3. (transitive) (media) To sponsor and present (a motion picture, etc) to an audience or to the public.
    Spielberg produced that movie.

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

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Pronunciation

  • (RP) prŏd'yo͞os, /"prQdju:s/, IPA: /ˈprɒdjuːs/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈpɹoʊ.djuːs/
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Noun

Singular
produce

Plural
uncountable

produce (uncountable)

  1. Items produced.
  2. Amount produced.
  3. Harvested agricultural goods collectively, especially vegetables and fruit.
    This grocery store sells some wonderful fresh produce as well as dried, canned, and frozen fruit and vegetables.
  4. Offspring
  5. (Australian) Livestock and pet food supplies.

Synonyms

Translations

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External links

  • produce in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • produce in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
  • produce at OneLook® Dictionary Search

Anagrams


Italian

Verb form

produce

  1. third-person singular indicative present of produrre

Romanian

Etymology

Latin producere

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [proˈdu.ʧe]

Verb

a produce 3rd conj.

  1. (transitive) to produce

Conjugation


Spanish

Verb

produce (infinitive: producir)

  1. informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of producir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of producir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of producir.

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Simple English

Produce means fruits and vegetables. At a grocery store, the area selling fruits and vegetables is usually called the produce section. Also, people use a produce scale to weigh their fruits and vegetables.


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