Ministry of Agriculture

Okanagan and Southern Interior
Tree Fruit Blossom & Harvest Schedule

Blooms and Baskets

From blossom time to harvest time Okanagan and Southern Interior orchards provide a healthy, wholesome place for you and your family to visit. Beginning in April, the arrival of millions of breathtaking blossoms marks the beginning of another season of world famous tree fruit. The orchards come alive with a kaleidoscope of colours and the sweet fragrance of spring. Over the summer and autumn, the blossoms give way to a rich variety of tree fruits, ripe and ready for you to enjoy. Look for the dates of the harvest nearest you!

Note that blossom and harvest times may vary from year to year.

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Apples

Area Blossom Time (Average) Harvest Time (Average)
Osoyoos Late April August - Late October
Central Okanagan Late April - Early May September - Late October
North Okanagan Mid May September - Late October
Creston Early - Mid May Mid September - Mid October

Pears

Area Blossom Time (Average) Harvest Time (Average)
Osoyoos Mid April August - September
Central Okanagan Late April  Mid August - Mid September
North Okanagan Late April - Early May Mid August - Mid September
Creston Mid May Mid August - Mid September 

Peaches

Area Blossom Time (Average) Harvest Time (Average)
Osoyoos Mid April Mid July - Early August
Central and North Okanagan Late April Late July - August
Creston Mid May Mid August - Mid September

Apricots

Area Blossom Time (Average) Harvest Time (Average)
Osoyoos Early April Mid July - Early August
Central and North Okanagan Mid April Late July - Early August
Creston Mid April Early August

Cherries

Area Blossom Time (Average) Harvest Time (Average)
Osoyoos Mid April Late June - Late July
Central Okanagan Late April Early July - Early August
North Okanagan Late April Early July - Early August
Creston Late April Mid July - Mid August

Prunes/Plums

Area Blossom Time (Average) Harvest Time (Average)
Osoyoos Mid April Mid August - Mid September
Creston Late April September