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What's in season in July 2016, and other timely information:

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

Typical Crop Availability - When to Pick in Illinois

Fruit/Veg Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov Dec
apples                         X X X X X X
Asian pears                         X X X X X X
asparagus         X X X X                    
beans                 X X X X X X X X X X
blackberries                 X X X X            
blueberries                     X X X X        
broccoli     X X X X                 X X X X X
cabbage     X X X X                 X X X X X
cantaloupes                     X X X X X X    
cherries                 X X X X            
Christmas trees                 X X X X                
cucumbers             X X X X X X X X        
eggplant                     X X X X X X    
greens     X X X X X X             X X X X
herbs         X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
nectarines                     X X X X        
peaches                 X X X X X X X X    
peas             X X                    
peppers                     X X X X X X    
potatoes             X X X X X X            
raspberries                     X X X X X X    
rhubarb             X X X X                
pumpkins                             X X X X
squash                 X X X X X X X X X X
strawberries       X X X        
sweet corn                         X X X X    
sweet potatoes                             X X X X
tomatoes                     X X X X X X X X
watermelons                         X X X X X X

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.

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