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Looking for Australia Calendar For Fruits, Vegetables, Pick-Your-Own and Other Crops! in 2017?  Scroll down this page and  follow the links. And if you bring home some fruit or vegetables and want to can, freeze, make jam, salsa or pickles, see this page for simple, reliable, illustrated canning, freezing or preserving directions. There are plenty of other related resources, click on the resources dropdown above.

If you have questions or feedback, please let me know!  

Notes for August 2017: Blueberries and peaches are going still in northern and cooler areas, but are mostly finished in the Deep South. Blackberries, figs,  and raspberries are in season now. Tomatoes are going strong, although the crop is way diminished in rainy areas like the southeast.  Strawberries are finished, except in the far north, and if the farm planted Day Neutral varieties. Early apples, like Gala, are about to start!

Children's Consignment Sales occur in both the Spring and Fall  See our companion website to find a local community or church kid's consignment sale!

Next year, don't miss an Easter Egg Hunt for your children: See our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt!

We also have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me! It is easy to make your own ice cream, even gelato, or low fat or low sugar ice cream - see this page. Also note, there are many copycat website listing U-pick farms now.  They have all copied their information form here and usually do not ever update.  Since 2002, I've been updating the information every day but Christmas; so if you see anything wrong, please write me!

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Australia Calendar For Fruits, Vegetables, Pick-Your-Own and Other Crops!

Australia Harvest Calendar / Typical Crop Ripening Dates for Australia

General Ripening Dates for Fruits and Vegetables in Australia

Please note that actual dates of various fruit may vary by as much as 6 weeks due to weather conditions, geographical location of the farm, and other factors. Australia's a big country, with considerable variation in climate. It is always advisable to call a farm earlier than the expected beginning of a season to verify on the status of the fruit you are interested in.

 Fruit and Berries Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Apples                        
Apricots
Blackberries                        
Black currants                        
Boysenberries                         
Cherries                        
Loganberries                        
Nashi                        
Nectarines                        
Peaches                        
Pears                        
Persimmons                        
Plums                        
Raspberries                        
Strawberries                          
Tayberries & Silvanberries                        
 Citrus Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 Lemons                        
 Grapefruit              

 

       
 Navel Oranges               

 

       
 Mandarins Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 Imperials                          
 Sunbursts                        
 Freemonts                        
 Ellendales                        
 Hicksons                         
 Murcotts                        

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.

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