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What's in season in August 2020, and other timely information:

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

Keep in mind that Ontario is a huge province covering a large variety of microclimates; so there can be huge variation in harvest dates. 

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


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