WILD FRUIT CALENDAR for U.S. Mid-Atlantic Region

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This calendar gives a generalized harvest calendar; there may be many exceptions to it. Some plants need careful preparation, others can be eaten raw.
 

JANUARY
 

ash, mountain

greenbrier, smilax

partridgeberry

rose hip, various species

wintergreen, American

FEBRUARY
 

partridgeberry

rose hip, various species

wintergreen, American

 

MARCH
 

APRIL

 

MAY

 

strawberry, indian



 

 

 

 

JUNE

 

apricot

blueberry

currant

gooseberry

honeysuckle, mountain fly

juneberry

mulberry

raspberry

strawberry, indian

wineberry

 

JULY

 

apricot

blackberry

blueberry

cherry

cherry, cornelian

currant

dewberry

gooseberry

ground cherry

strawberry, indian

peach

may apple (must be ripe!)

strawberry (all varieties)

wineberry

 

 

AUGUST

 

apple, crab

beach plum

blackberry

black nightshade

blueberry

carrion, smilax

chokeberry (less astringent later)

cherry, cornelian

cherry, black

elderberry

grape

ground cherry

hawthorn (many varieties)

huckleberry

plum, American, wild

indian strawberry

snowberry, creeping

staghorn sumac

strawberry, indian

viburnum, cranberry

SEPTEMBER

 

apple, crab

autumn olive

barberry

beach plum

black nightshade

chokeberry

cherry, cornelian

cherry, black

cranberry

grape

ground cherry

hackberry

hawthorn (many varieties)

highbush cranberry

kiwi, hardy

kousa dogwood

lemon (trifoliate orange)

paper mulberry

partridgeberry

pawpaw

plum, American, wild

pokeberry

prickly pear

rose hip

snowberry, creeping

spice bush

strawberry, indian

viburnum, cranberry

yew berry (seed toxic)

OCTOBER


apple, crab

autumn olive

barberry

beautyberry

cherry, cornelian

chokeberry

false solomonís seal/ false spikenard

grape

hackberry

hawthorn (many varieties)

kousa dogwood

lemon (trifoliate orange)

maypop/passion fruit

paper mulberry

partridgeberry

pawpaw

persimmon

pokeberry

porcelain berry

prickly pear

rose hip, various species

russian olive

spice bush

viburnum, black haw

viburnum, cranberry

viburnum, nannyberry

wintergreen, American

yew berry (seed toxic)

NOVEMBER

 

apple, crab

autumn olive

beautyberry

chokeberry

hackberry

hawthorn (many varieties)

lemon (trifoliate orange)

maypop/passion fruit

mountain ash

nannyberry

partridgeberry

paper mulberry

pear, callery (pick when brown)

persimmon

porcelain berry

quince

red juneberry, ballerina

rose hip, various species

viburnum, black haw

viburnum, nannyberry

wintergreen, American

yew berry (seed toxic)

 

DECEMBER

 

ash, mountain

autumn olive

hawthorn (many varieties)

chokeberry

partridgeberry

persimmon

rose hip, various species

wintergreen, American