British Columbia, Canada crop harvest calendar - When fruit and vegetables are normally ready to pick in BC

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Crop Harvest Calendar for British Columbia, Canada

This page has a table below that tells when each fruit or vegetable is normally ready to be harvested in British Columbia, Canada!  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 British Columbia, Canada

Fruit/Veg Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov December
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        
blackberries                       X X X            
blueberries                       X X X            
broccoli       X X X X X             X X X      
cabbage       X X X X X             X X X      
cantaloupes                     X X X X X X        
cherries                 X X X X                
Christmas trees                                       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    
  Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov December
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                
raspberries                     X X X X X          
rhubarb               X X X                    
pumpkins                             X X X X    
squash                     X X X X 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 X X        
Fruit/Veg Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov December

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.

Another View of the Harvest Calendar for British Columbia

Tree fruit
    Typical Harvest Dates
Apples   August 15 - October 30
Apricots   July 20 - August 10
Cherries   July 1 - August 1
Peaches   July 25 - September 1
Pears   August 15 - September 30
Prunes/Plums   August 15 - September 10
Berries & Melons
Blackberries July - August
Blueberries June - September
Cantaloupe August 4 - First Frost
Loganberries June - November
Raspberries Late June - August
Strawberries June - August
Watermelon August - September
Asparagus May - June 15
Beans July onwards
Beets July - September
Broccoli June - September
Sweet Corn August - September
Cucumbers July - September
Garlic July onwards
Lettuce June onwards
Peas June-July
Peppers end July - first frost
Hot Peppers early August - first frost
Pumpkins September 10 - end October
Radishes June onwards
Tomatoes July - first frost

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