This month's notes: March 2014: Spring is just around the corner. Strawberries are here in Florida, Texas and California, next in late March and April for much of the South, then in May for most of the country and June in cooler northern areas. See how easy it is to make strawberry jam or strawberry-rhubarb jam! See this page for hundreds of easy canning and freezing instructions/recipes, canning equipment guide! Also make your own ice cream - see How to make ice cream and ice cream making equipment and manuals. Then see each state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. Organic farms are identified in green! See our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals!. Please tell the farms you found them here - and ask them to update their information!!
Arizona Crop Harvest Calendar - typical Harvest Dates for Fruits and Vegetables in !
This page has a table below that tells when each fruit or vegetable is normally ready to be harvested Arizona! We also have a page with links to our own simple instructions on canning, freezing and drying many fruits and vegetables, such as how to make jam, apple butter, applesauce, spaghetti sauce, salsa, pickles, ketchup or freezing corn.
The dates are approximate; as many factors affect when the harvest is ready for picking: weather, variety, and area of the state, including altitude! Always call the farm a few weeks in advance to check when they crops will be ready to pick, and then again on the day you want to go.
- To find fruit and vegetable pick-your-own farms in Arizona, click here.
- To find pumpkin patches, corn mazes and other Halloween activities in Arizona, click here.
- To find choose and cut-your-own Christmas tree farms in Arizona, click here.
|Peaches (see below for dates for specific varieties)||X||X||some in Sept, not many!|
|Vegetables (misc summer)||X||X||X||X||X||X|
Ripening dates for specific varieties of pears and apples
|Starking Delicious||Mid August||Eating/Canning|
|Gala||Early August||Eating and applesauce|
|Red/Golden Delicious||September||Eating and applesauce|
|Top Red Delicious||Mid September||Eating|
|Royal Red Delicious||Mid September||Eating|
|Stayman Winesap||Late September||Cooking and applesauce|
|Winesap Commercial||Late September||Cooking|
|Old Fashion Winesap||Late September||Cooking and applesauce|
|Rome Beauty||Late September||Cooking|
|Jonathan||September||Eating/Cooking and applesauce|
Home Canning Kits
This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used
to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and
spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts
for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a
plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer, and the bible of canning, the Ball
Blue Book. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll
never need anything else except jars & lids! To see
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Home Canning Kits
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This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll never need anything else except jars & lids (and the jars are reusable)! There is also s simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if your want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see
more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!
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Lids, Rings, Jars, mixes, pectin, etc.
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[General picking tips and a guide to each fruit and vegetable] [How much do I need to pick? (Yields - how much raw makes how much cooked or frozen)] [Selecting the right varieties to pick] [All about apple varieties - which to pick and why!] [Picking tips for Vegetables] [ Strawberry picking tips] [ Blueberries picking tips]
Illustrated Canning, Freezing, Jam Instructions and Recipes
[ All About Home Canning, Freezing and Making Jams, Pickles, Sauces, etc. ] [FAQs - Answers to common questions and problems] [Recommended books about home canning, jam making, drying and preserving!] [Free canning publications to download and print]