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Georgia Crop Harvest Calendar - typical Harvest Dates for Fruits and Vegetables in !

Crop Harvest Calendar for Georgia

This page has a table below that tells when each fruit or vegetable is normally ready to be harvested Georgia!  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.

These are the typical, historical dates that crops are ready to be picked or harvested in Georgia.  Of course, it varies a little bit every year, depending upon the weather and other conditions.  Keep in mind that Georgia is a huge state with a very wide range of climates, so the early dates generally refer to the start in the southern part of the state and the latter date is the end of the crop in the north. Call ahead of the early date to the farm!

And if you want simple instructions how to make jam or how to make applesauce, just click here.

 CROP

 DATES

 

 CROP

 DATES

 Apples

 July 25-November 21

 Onions - Dry

 May 1-June 25

 Asparagus

 March 15-June 20

 Onions - Green

 Jan. 1-June 1

 Beans - Lima

 May 15-October 20

 Onions - Vidalia┬«

 April 20-June 10

 Beans: Pole & Snap

 May 10-Nov. 5

 Peaches

 May 8-August 25

 Blackberries - Atlanta area

 June 1-July 30

 Peanuts

 August 15-November 1

 Blackberries - southern GA  May 15-June 15

 Pears

 August 1-November 1

 Blueberries - Atlanta area  June 15-August 15

 Peas - English

 Jan. 15-April 1

 Blueberries - southern GA  June 1-Aug. 5

 Peas - Field

 May 15-October 1

 Cabbage  May 15-September 25

 Pecans

 September 1-Dec. 15

 Cantaloupes  June 1-August 20

 Pepper - Sweet

 June 1-September 1

 Christmas Trees  November-December

 Plums

 July 1-August 25

 Collards  October 1-June 20

 Potatoes - Irish

 May 15-September 15

 Corn - Sweet  May 15-July 1

 Potatoes - Sweet

 July 15-November 20

 Cucumbers  May 1-July 20

 Pumpkins

 September 15-November 15

 Eggplant  June 15-October 20

 Squash

 May 20-October 1

 Grapes - Bunch  June 20-October 1

 Strawberries - Atlanta area & N. Ga.

 April 5 -June 10

 Lettuce  March 15-May 20  Strawberries - southern GA  March 1- May 10

 Muscadines

 July 1-November 1

 Tomatoes

 May 25-October 15

 Nectarines

 May 8-August 25

 Turnips - Bunched

 Jan. 1-April 15

 Okra

 May 20-October 1

 Turnips - Greens

 October 1-March 15

(DATES MAY VARY DUE TO WEATHER AND/OR LOCATION)

 Watermelons

 June 25-September 1

 

Peach harvest dates in central Georgia (they will be 1 to 2 weeks later in north Georgia)

Clingstone

Sunbrite May 15 to 25
Springprince May 18 to 25
Candor May 19 to 29
Goldprince May 20 to  June 1

Semi-Free

Rubyprince June 1 to 10
Surecrop June 4 to 12
Summerprince June 5 to 13
Gala June 10 to 20
Sureprince June 10 to 20

Freestone

Red Haven June 19 to 29
Harvester June 19 to 29
Majestic June 23 to July 3
Red Globe June 26 to July 7
Contender June 30 to July 10
Sunprince July 8 to 18
Summerlady July 9 to 19
Jefferson July 13 to 23
O'Henry July 22 to August 3
Flameprince August 1 to 10

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Picking Tips

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Illustrated Canning, Freezing, Jam Instructions and Recipes

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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 a simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if you want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes). To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!
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