Apricot Grove in Organic BC Orchard in Keremeos

The season is about three weeks early right now. Cherry harvest has started and apricots will be next. Our neighbours have started harvesting a variety of vegetables, from cauliflower to cabbage.

Here is a list of our updated fruit and vegetable harvest dates:

2016 BC ESTIMATED HARVEST DATES

2016 is looking to be another “early year” due to the hot global temperatures and an early Spring.

Organic Fruits

TYPE/NAMEVARIETYHARVEST DATES
CHERRIESRaineer, Queen Anne, Vans, Sylvia, Sams, Stella, Lapins, SweetheartJune 25th – July 10th
APRICOTSTom Cots, Sundrops, Rivals, Goldrich, TiltonsJuly 1st – August 1st
PLUMSCrimean, June Plums, Early Blue Prune Plums, Santa Rosa, Shiro, Red Hearts, Elephant Hearts, Black Friars,
Duarte, Damson, Italian Prune Plums
July 15th – September 10th
EARLY PEACHESEarly Peaches/Clingstone: Flaming Fury, Rising Star, Early Red HavenJuly 5th – July 31st
PEACHESFreestone: Red Haven, Harbrite, Glo Haven, Crest Haven, Flamecrest, O’Henry Organic Canning PeachesAugust 1st – September 15th
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

Organic Vegetables

TYPEVARIETIESHARVEST DATE
VEGETABLESSummer Squash July
VEGETABLESGreens, Beans, PeasJuly – August
VEGETABLESCherry TomatoesJuly – August
VEGETABLESCucumbersJuly 5th – August 30th
VEGETABLESGarlicJuly 15th – August 15th
VEGETABLESField Tomatoes & Heirloom TomatoesAugust 10th – September 15th
VEGETABLESPeppersAugust 15th – September 15th
VEGETABLESOnionsAugust 15th – September 30th
VEGETABLESWinter SquashSeptember 30th
VEGETABLESRoot VegetablesSeptember