British Columbia, Canada crop harvest calendar - When fruit and vegetables are normally ready to pick in BC
This month's notes: December 2016: Apples are still available, but already picked. In some areas, late season crops, are still available (if there hasn't been a frost) - like persimmons, pears, winter squash, kiwis, even figs and raspberries. See your state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates of upcoming crops. But now it is time to tag your Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!
And we have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! Also make your own ice cream - see How to make ice cream and ice cream making equipment and manuals. Have fun, eat healthier and better tasting, and save money by picking your own locally grown fruit and vegetables, and then using our easy directions
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Crop Harvest Calendar for British Columbia, Canada
This page has a table below that tells when each fruit or vegetable is normally ready to be harvested in British Columbia, Canada! 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.
- Back to the British Columbia, Canada pick your own farm listing to find a U-Pick farm
- To find pumpkin patches, corn mazes and other Halloween activities, click here.
- To find choose and cut-your-own Christmas tree farms, click here.
The light green indicates light crops at the beginning or end of a season - dark green is when the bulk of the crop ripens and picking is best.
Another View of the Harvest Calendar for British Columbia
|Typical Harvest Dates|
|Apples||August 15 - October 30|
|Apricots||July 20 - August 10|
|Cherries||July 1 - August 1|
|Peaches||July 25 - September 1|
|Pears||August 15 - September 30|
|Prunes/Plums||August 15 - September 10|
|Blackberries||July - August|
|Blueberries||June - September|
|Cantaloupe||August 4 - First Frost|
|Loganberries||June - November|
|Raspberries||Late June - August|
|Strawberries||June - August|
|Watermelon||August - September|
|Asparagus||May - June 15|
|Beets||July - September|
|Broccoli||June - September|
|Sweet Corn||August - September|
|Cucumbers||July - September|
|Peppers||end July - first frost|
|Hot Peppers||early August - first frost|
|Pumpkins||September 10 - end October|
|Tomatoes||July - first frost|
[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]