South Carolina crop harvest calendar - When fruit and vegetables are normally ready to pick in SC

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Typical Crop and Harvest Dates in South Carolina

These are the typical, historical dates that crops are ready to be picked or harvested in South Carolina.  Of course, it varies a little bit every year, depending upon the weather and other conditions. 

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 July 25-November 21

 Onions - Dry

 May 1-June 25


 March 15-June 20

 Onions - Green

 Jan. 1-June 1

 Beans - Lima

 May 15-October 20


 Beans: Pole & Snap

 May 10-Nov. 5


 May 8-August 25


 June 1-July 30


 August 15-November 1


 June 1-August 15


 August 1-November 1


 May 15-September 25

 Peas - English

 Jan. 15-April 1


 June 1-August 20

 Peas - Field

 May 15-October 1

 Christmas Trees

 November- December


 September 1- December . 15


 October 1-June 20

 Pepper - Sweet

 June 1-September 1

 Corn - Green

 May 25-October 10


 Late June-August 25

 Corn - Sweet

 May 15-July 1

 Potatoes - Irish

 May 15-September 15


 May 1-July 20

 Potatoes - Sweet

 July 15-November 20


 June 15-October 20


 September 15-November 15

 Grapes - Bunch

 June 20-October 1


 May 20-October 1


 March 15-May 20


 March 15-June 15


 July 1-November 1


 May 25-October 15


 May 8-August 25

 Turnips - Bunched

 Jan. 1-April 15


 May 20-October 1

 Turnips - Greens

 October 1-March 15



 June 25-September 1

Typical South Carolina Peach Harvest Dates

Peach Variety

Typical SC Harvest Start Date

Freestone or Cling type

Spring Prince

June 11

Cling Stone

June Gold

June 18

Cling Stone

Ruby Prince

June 19

Cling Stone

Garnet Beauty

June 23

Cling Stone

Dixie Red

June 24

Cling Stone


June 25

Semi Cling


June 25

Semi Cling

Late Sun Haven

June 25


Red Haven

June 25

Semi Cling

New Haven

June 25

Semi Cling

Flavor Crest

June 25


Cary Mac

June 26



June 26



June 30


Fire Prince

June 30


June Prince

June 30



July 3



July 10


Blaze Prince

July 10


Sweet Nectar (white flesh)

July 10



July 15


Flaming Fury

July 15



July 20



July 25



July 30



July 30



August 10


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