Bounty of the Bough: Summer Harvest Schedule
Summer is fruit season in the Willamette Valley. We are known around the world for the variety and quality of the tree fruits that are grown here. What makes our tree fruit so spectacular? The winters are cold enough to ensure fruit set, the summers are warm enough to sweeten our fruits, and the long growing season extends the harvest. So dig out your best fruit crumble recipe and watch for these fruits ripening on a tree near you according to the schedule below.
Summer Tree Fruit Harvest Schedule:
June – cherries
July – cherries, apples, apricots, peaches
August – peaches, apples, apricots, pears, plums
September – apples, peaches, pears, plums
ARBORIST’S TIP: To increase the harvest size of large tree fruits like apples, pears and peaches in your backyard orchard, thin small fruit in early summer.