South Carolina crop harvest calendar - When fruit and vegetables are normally ready to pick in SC

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Typical Crop and Harvest Dates in South Carolina

These are the typical, historical dates that crops are ready to be picked or harvested in South Carolina.  Of course, it varies a little bit every year, depending upon the weather and other conditions. 

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 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

   

 Beans: Pole & Snap

 May 10-Nov. 5

 Peaches

 May 8-August 25

 Blackberries

 June 1-July 30

 Peanuts

 August 15-November 1

 Blueberries

 June 1-August 15

 Pears

 August 1-November 1

 Cabbage

 May 15-September 25

 Peas - English

 Jan. 15-April 1

 Cantaloupes

 June 1-August 20

 Peas - Field

 May 15-October 1

 Christmas Trees

 November- December

 Pecans

 September 1- December . 15

 Collards

 October 1-June 20

 Pepper - Sweet

 June 1-September 1

 Corn - Green

 May 25-October 10

 Plums

 July 1-August 25

 Corn - Sweet

 May 15-July 1

 Potatoes - Irish

 May 15-September 15

 Cucumbers

 May 1-July 20

 Potatoes - Sweet

 July 15-November 20

 Eggplant

 June 15-October 20

 Pumpkins

 September 15-November 15

 Grapes - Bunch

 June 20-October 1

 Squash

 May 20-October 1

 Lettuce

 March 15-May 20

 Strawberries

 March 15-June 15

 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

 
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