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 .
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
|Beans, Green||mid July||X||X|
|Corn, sweet||mid July||X||X||mid-Oct|
|Lettuce, Leaf & Head||X||X||X||mid-Sept|
|Onions (Walla Walla)||mid July||mid-August|
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.
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Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book