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Apr30

The Okanagan:

Blossoms, Harvest Dates & Fruit Picking

 

Blossom & Harvest Date in Kelowna

Kelowna is at its most beautiful during blossom season. The fragrance of the blossoms fill the air, and their soft colours brighten not just the view, but moods too! Visitors come from near and far to catch sight of this natural masterpiece! 

 Let’s check Okanagan Fruit blossom dates:

  • Cherries: Mid-April to Early-May
  • Peaches: Mid-April to Early-May
  • Prunes/Plums: Late-April to Mid-May
  • Apricots: Early-April to Late-April
  • Pears: Late-April to Mid-May
  • Apples: Early-May to Late-May

If you want the best fruit, try to visit during their harvest season!

Let’s check Okanagan Fruit harvest dates:

  • Cherries: Early-July to Early-August
  • Peaches: Late-July to Early-September
  • Prunes/Plums: Mid-August to Mid-September
  • Apricots: Mid-July to Mid-August
  • Pears: Mid-August to Late-September
  • Apples: Mid-August to Late-October

*These charts are approximate dates.

Picking Fruit near Kelowna

The fruit-picking season typically begins at the end of June/beginning of July, with cherries being the first fruit available to pick. The season is finished by the end of October, with apples being the last fruit available. 

U-Pick is the freshest farm-to-table activity that allows visitors to harvest their own produce to enjoy on a picnic, to eat at your vacation rental, or take home with you. The following U-Pick farms are those close to our cottages.

In this orchard, apples are available throughout the year; apricots, cherries, nectarines and peaches are on July to August; pears are on July to August; plums are on August to September; berries depend on the type, and crop.

  • Gambell Farms: call (250) 766-4036 

A Variety of seasonal fruit and vegetables are available for U-pick on this farm.

  • Duggan Farms: call (250) 766-2628 

They have Asparagus, Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Peaches, Nectarines, Garlic, Corn, Tomatoes, and Herbs for U-Pick.

fruit picking orchard

 

Planning to visit Kelowna to experience its wonderful fruit paradise? Check out our selection of beautiful cottages and make the most of your trip to the Okanagan!  

 

Written by Natsumi Matsumoto

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