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    Ripening Dates for Fruits and Vegetables of Pennsylvania

    Please note that actual dates may vary by as much as two week or three due to weather conditions, variety of the fruit or vegetable, geographical location of the farm, and other factors. Obvious northern, mountainous and colder parts of the state will be later than warmer areas. It is always advisable to call a farm earlier than the expected beginning of a season to check on the status of the product you are interested in.

    Crops Early Most Active Late
    VEGETABLES


    Asparagus April 23 May 1 - May 30 June 25
    Broccoli June 20 July 1 - October 31 Nov. 30
    Cabbage June 1 June 10 - October 31 Nov. 15
    Cauliflower September 1 Oct. 5 - Nov. 20 Dec. 5
    Collards May 15 August 20 - October 31 Nov. 20
    Cucumbers June 25 July 5 - August 15 September 15
    Eggplant July 10 July 20 - September 30 Oct. 15
    Lima Beans July 10 July 15 - August 31 Oct. 31
    Okra July 15 August 15 - September 15 Oct. 15
    Onions June 25 June 25 - July 31 September 30
    Peas May 20 June 15 - June 25 July 5
    Peppers July 5 July 15 - October 31 Nov. 5
    Potatoes July 10 July 20 - September 30 Oct. 15
    Pumpkins September 15 Oct. 1 - Oct. 15 Oct. 31
    Rhubarb Late May Early June Late June
    Snap Beans June 10 June 20 - July 20 August 31
    Squash June 15 June 25 - September 1 September 30
    Spinach April 15 May 5 - June 25 June 30
    Sweet Corn July 1 July 5 - August 31 September 25
    Tomatoes July 5 July 10 - September 15 Oct. 15
    FRUITS


    Apricots Early July July Late July
    Apples July 15 September 1 - Oct. 25 Oct. 31
    Blackberries July 10 July 15 - July 30 August 10
    Blueberries June 20 July 5 - August 10 August 15
    Cherries June 10 June 10 - June 25 July 15
    Grapes August 25 September 10 - September 20 September 30
    Peaches, Nectarines July 5 July 20 - September 1 September 15
    Pears August 1 August 10 - August 31 September 10
    Plums Mid July Late July Late August
    Raspberries July 1 July 5 - July 21 August 1
    Strawberries May 20 June 1 - June 10 June 25
    OTHER


    Flowers, Herbs July 1 July 15 - September 15 Oct. 1
    This chart is located at www.pickyourown.org/PAharvestcalendar.htm

Last Modified on November 13, 2008