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

Typical Crop Availability - When to Pick in Virginia

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Fruit/Veg January February March April May June July August September October November December
apples                        
asian pears                        
asparagus                        
beans                        
blackberries                        
blueberries                        
broccoli                        
cabbage                        
cantaloupes                        
cucumbers                        
eggplant                        
greens                        
herbs                        
nectarines                        
peaches                        
peas                        
peppers                        
potatoes                        
raspberries                        
pumpkins                        
squash                        
strawberries                      
sweet corn                        
sweet potatoes
tomatoes                        
watermelons                        

Detailed Information for Specific Varieties in Central Virginia

LOW ACID (MILD) PEACH VARIETIES
Variety Flesh Color Average Date Peak* Comments
Sugar May White/Clingstone July 3 Small size but good peach
Sweet Scarlet Yellow/Clingstone July 6 Small, but very distinctive flavor
White Lady White/Clingstone July 20 Standard White Flesh Peach
Sugar Giant White/Freestone August 8 The Prettiest Peach We Grow
Snow Giant White/Freestone August 28 Callous around seed, but great peach
September Snow White/Freestone September 10 Excellent late season low acid
Snowball White/Freestone September 18 Very small peach, but very tasty
HIGH ACID (TRADITIONAL) PEACH VARIETIES
Variety Flesh Color Average Date Peak* Comments
Crimson Lady Yellow/Clingstone June 28 Small but tasty
Sentry Yellow/Clingstone July 7 Good early season peach
Redhaven Yellow/Semi-clingstone July 18 Old Standard. Excellent peach
Salem Yellow/Freestone July 24 First freestone
Loring Yellow/Freestone August 3 Large size. Excellent for canning
Blake Yellow/Freestone August 15 Excellent for freezing
Encore Yellow/Freestone August 28 Medium size. Good peach.
Laurol Yellow/Freestone September 2 Excellent late season all-around peach
Autumn Prince Yellow/Freestone September 10 Small size but excellent flavor
Fairtime Yellow/Freestone September 14 Large size. Mild-flavored California variety.

 * Average Date Peak Harvest -

  APPLES  
Variety

Approximate Dates When Available

(check in advance)

Comments
Gala August 10 - September 30 Flavorful. Great for Pies
Golden Delicious September 15 - October 15 Great for eating, applesauce & baking.
Red Delicious September 25 - October 25 Eating
Fuji Oct. 5 - Nov. 7 Our favorite apple. Retains shape when cooked.
Pink Lady November 1 - Nov. 7 Complex Sweet/Tart Flavor

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