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What's in season in September 2023, and other timely information:

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

Fruit/Veg Jan Feb March April May June July August Sept Oct Nov December
apples harvest dates by variety X X X X
apples - early               EarlyGold, Rambo, GingerGold        
apples - mid             Cortland Gala, HoneyCrisp, Cortland, GoldenSupreme HoneyCrisp  
apples  - late                 JonaGold, Jonathan, Red Delicious, GrannySmith, Red Delicious, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Rome, York, GrannSmith, Stayman,    
asian pears X X X
asparagus X X
beans X X X X X
blackberries X X
blueberries X X
broccoli X X X X X
cabbage X X X X X
cantaloupes X X X
cherries X X
cucumbers X X X X
eggplant X X X
greens X X X X X
herbs X X X X X X X
nectarines X X
peaches X X X X
plums X X X X
pears Bartlett, Red Bartlett, Magness Bartlett,  Magness, Bosc
peas         X              
peppers X X X
potatoes     X
raspberries X X X
rhubarb X X
pumpkins X X
summer squash X X X X X
strawberries mid may  X early July 
sweet corn X X
sweet potatoes x x
tomatoes X X X X
watermelons X X X
winter squash                 mid September X    

Looking for canning equipment and supplies?

Water bath canner with a jar rack

Electric pressure canner

Pressure canners for gas, electric and induction stoves: Presto 23Qt or T-fal 22Qt

Canning scoop (this one is PERFECT)

Ball Blue book (most recent version)

8oz canning jars for jams

Regular canning lids

Wide mouth canning lids


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