Summer has quickly turned to Autumn at the Blush Lane Organic Orchard. The cool nights are great for bringing out a deep red blush and sealing in the sweetness of our mid-Autumn apples.
Crisp, classic McIntosh, juicy and ever-popular Honeycrisp and delightful green Shamrock apples are ready now.
Our last variety of peaches, O’Henry, have been harvested. Enjoy them while they last!
Alberta and BC root vegetables and winter squash harvests have begun. It’s definitely feeling like the season for root vegetable stews and soups.
2016 BC ESTIMATED HARVEST DATES
|CHERRIES||Raineer, Queen Anne, Vans, Sylvia, Sams, Stella, Lapins, Sweetheart||June 15th – July 7th|
|APRICOTS||Tom Cots, Sundrops, Rivals, Goldrich, Tiltons||June 23rd – July 23rd|
|PLUMS||Crimean, 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 PEACHES||Early Peaches/Clingstone: Flaming Fury, Rising Star, Early Red Haven||July 5th – July 31st|
|SUMMER APPLES||Sunrise, Discovery, Vista Bella, Akane||July 25th – August 15th|
|PEACHES||Freestone: Red Haven, Harbrite, Glo Haven, Crest Haven, Flamecrest, O’Henry Organic Canning Peaches||August 1st – September 15th|
|NECTARINES||July 23rd – September|
|EARLY AUTUMN APPLES||Gala, Gale Gala, McIntosh, Honeycrisp, Shamrock, Spartans||September|
|LATE AUTUMN APPLES||Ambrosia, Braeburn, Sweet Orin, Granny Smith, Fuji, Pink Lady||September 25th – October 30th|
|MELONS||Galia, Honeydew, Musk, Canteloupe, Watermelon||September|
|VEGETABLES||Greens, Beans, Peas||July – August|
|VEGETABLES||Cherry Tomatoes||July – August|
|VEGETABLES||Cucumbers||July 5th – August 30th|
|VEGETABLES||Garlic||July 15th – August 15th|
|VEGETABLES||Field Tomatoes & Heirloom Tomatoes||August 10th – September 15th|
|VEGETABLES||Peppers||August 15th – September 15th|
|VEGETABLES||Onions||August 15th – September 30th|
|VEGETABLES||Winter Squash||September 30th|