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

Organic Fruits

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

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