It may be the middle of peach and nectarine season, but don’t forget about apples!

Sunrise apples are our favourite variety of summer apples (and perhaps our favourite variety of any apples!) They are sweet, juicy and crisp – the perfect apple. Summer apples are an excellent treat, but they don’t store long. So try a Sunrise apple this week – trust us!

Here is some more information on summer apples and the varieties we grow at the Blush Lane Organic Orchard. And look below for fruit harvest dates.

2016 BC ESTIMATED HARVEST DATES

TYPE/NAMEVARIETYHARVEST DATES
CHERRIESRaineer, Queen Anne, Vans, Sylvia, Sams, Stella, Lapins, SweetheartJune 15th – July 7th
APRICOTSTom Cots, Sundrops, Rivals, Goldrich, TiltonsJune 23rd – July 23rd
PLUMSCrimean, June Plums, Early Blue Prune Plums, Santa Rosa, Shiro, Red Hearts, Elephant Hearts, Black Friars,
Duarte, Damson, Italian Prune Plums
July 7th – September 10th
EARLY PEACHESEarly Peaches/Clingstone: Flaming Fury, Rising Star, Early Red HavenJuly 5th – July 31st
SUMMER APPLESSunrise, Discovery, Vista Bella, AkaneJuly 25th – August 15th
PEACHESFreestone: Red Haven, Harbrite, Glo Haven, Crest Haven, Flamecrest, O’Henry Organic Canning PeachesAugust 1st – September 15th
NECTARINESJuly 23rd – September
EARLY AUTUMN APPLESGala, Gale Gala, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Shamrock, SpartansSeptember
LATE AUTUMN APPLESAmbrosia, Braeburn, Sweet Orin, Granny Smith, Fuji, Pink LadySeptember 25th – October 30th
MELONSGalia, Honeydew, Musk, Canteloupe, WatermelonSeptember