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

·        greenbrier, smilax

·        partridgeberry

·        mountain ash

·        wintergreen, American

FEBRUARY

·        partridgeberry

·        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 solomon’s 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

·        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

·        viburnum, black haw

·        viburnum, nannyberry

·        wintergreen, American

·        yew berry (seed toxic)

 

DECEMBER

·        autumn olive

·        hawthorn (many varieties)

·        chokeberry

·        partridgeberry

·        persimmon

·        mountain ash

·        wintergreen, American