Wondering what Okanagan fruit will be in season on your next Osoyoos vacation? As Canada’s hot spot, fruit ripens here first! Spring is ushered in with bursts of colour as row upon row of fruit trees bloom. June through October offer cherries, peaches, apricots, pears, plums, and apples at markets and roadside orchards and fruit stands.
Blossom and Harvest Times
|Blossom Time||Harvest Time|
|Cherries||mid-April||late June – late July|
|Peaches||mid April||mid July – early August|
|Apricots||mid April||mid July – early August|
|Pears||mid April||August – September|
|Plums||mid April||mid August – mid September|
|Apples||late April||August – late October|
What Varietals are Available?
Cherries: Rainiers, Van cherry, Chelan, Lapin, Sweetheart, Skeena, Staccato, Christalina, Bing
Peaches: Redhaven, Glowhaven, Cresthaven, O’Henry
Apricots: Goldbar, Perfection, Tomcot, Sundrop, Tilton
Pears: Yellow Bartlett, Red Bartlett, D’Anjou
Plums: Italian, Damson, Bulfre, Green Gage, Yellow Egg, Japanese Beauty, Black Amber
Apples: Summerreds, Ginger Gold, Royal Gala, Sunrise, Transparents, Sinta Apple, McIntosh Apple, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Fuji, Empire, Ambrosia, Golden Delicious, Spartans, Mitsu, Ida Reds, Granny Smith
What about Berries and Vegetables?
June: strawberries, cucumbers, herbs
July: blueberries, zucchini, radishes, green onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash
August: blackberries, melons, corn, peppers, beans, peas, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, cantaloupe, lettuce
September: onions, squash
October: pumpkins, squash
Where can I purchase local fruits and vegetables?
Osoyoos Market on Main: Saturday mornings 9 am to 1 pm at the Town Square – Downtown Osoyoos, on Main Street. Local crafts, produce and baking.
Oliver’s Country Market A-Fair: Saturday mornings 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lion’s Park. Local produce, baking, honey & crafts.
Roadside Orchards and Fruit Stands along Highway 97. While you’re there, pick up some of the jams, pickled vegetables, samosas and homemade fruit pies.
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