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This month's notes: April 2014: Blueberries are finishing in the Southern areas, still going in cooler areas, don't miss them! In most areas, peaches are going strong, as are figs. And apples have started. Sepetmber is the big month for apples! See each state's crop availability calendar for more specific dates. Organic farms are identified in green!  See our guide to local fruit and vegetable festivals!. See easy canning and freezing instructions/recipes, canning equipment guide! Also make your own ice cream - see How to make ice cream and ice cream making equipment and manuals
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Harvest Calendar for Washington

Want to know when various fruits and vegetables ripen in Washington State?  just look below, then find a farm in your area to go pick your own!

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 .

Current weather - click for forecast, or enter a zip code for a different location:


These charts cover Washington State. The earlier dates are more applicable to southwest Washington and the later dates for more northerly or colder areas. Of course, weather changes, season variations, variety of a crop planted and other factors profoundly affect the dates, so this is a general guide only.

Washington State Typical Crop Ripening Dates / Harvest Calendar

  April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov
Apples        
X
X X X
Apricots       X X      
Blackberries         X X    
Blueberries       X X X    
Boysenberries       X X      
Cherries     X X X      
Currants     X X X      
Figs         X X X  
Gooseberries       X X      
Loganberries       X X      
Marionberries       X X      
Melons         X X X  
Nectarines         X X    
Peaches         X X    
Pears           X X  
Plums           X X  
Quince             X  
Raspberries     X X X      
Raspberries, Fall         X X X  
Rhubarb X X X          
Strawberries     X X        
Strawberries, Everbearing     X X X X    
Tayberries     X X        

Vegetables

  June July August September October
Beans, Green   mid July X X  
Beets   mid July X X mid-Oct
Carrots       mid-Sept X
Cauliflower   late July X X  
Corn, sweet   mid July X X mid-Oct
Cucumbers   X mid-Sept  
Dill     X mid-Sept  
Garlic     X X mid-Oct
Green Peppers     mid-August X  
Gourds       X X
Lettuce, Leaf & Head X X X mid-Sept  
Onions (Walla Walla)   mid July mid-August    
Peas   X mid-August    
Pumpkins       mid-Sept X
Squash, Winter       mid-Sept X
Squash, Summer   X X X  
Tomatoes     X X X
Zucchini X X X X  

Pears:

The following pear harvest chart should cover western Washington. Choose the earlier date for southwest Washington and the later date for more northerly or colder areas.

  • Aurora August 19 - September 9
  • Clapp Favorite August 20 - September 1
  • Bennett August 22 - September 3
  • Bartlett August 25 - September 5
  • Rescue August 25 - September 10
  • Orcas August 28 - September 15
  • Sirrine September 4 - September 12
  • Flemish Beauty September 10 - September 26
  • Comice September 19 - October 9
  • Seckel September 25 - October 9
  • Highland September 25 - October 12
  • Anjou September 25-October 15
  • Bosc September 25-October 15
  • El Dorad October 1 - October 21

 

Ball home canning kit water bath canner

Home Canning Kits

Features:

  • Everything you need to get started with waterbath canning (fruits,pickles, jams, jellies, salsa, sauces and tomatoes)
  • 21-1/2 qt. enamel water bath canner
  • Funnel, jar lifter, lid lifter, bubble freer spatula
  • Ball Blue Book

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, and the bible of canning, the Ball Blue Book. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately. You'll never need anything else except jars & lids! To see more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!For more information and current pricing:
 


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Remember to ALWAYS call the farm or orchard BEFORE you go - weather, heavy picking and business conditions can always affect their hours and crops!


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