Illinois Fruit Calendar: Ripe and Ready for Summer

May 16, 2011

By Blair Thomas

Illinois is full of fresh fruits that are ripe and ready to be picked.

Peaches at Eckert's Country Store and Farms

Check out this list of which fruits are in season this summer:

  • June: Apples, Berries, Cherries, Melons, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums, Strawberries
  • July: Apples, Berries, Cherries, Grapes, Melons, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums
  • August: Apples, Berries, Melons, Nectarines, Peaches, Plums

Click here for a complete calendar of seasonal fruits and vegetables.

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  1. patty fedor says:

    What peaches are in season right now?? Could you give me run down of the order of peaches at what time they are picked? I live by Springfield Illinois and it is a little drive to get there. Thanks Patty

    • Jessy Yancey says:

      Hi Patty,

      Most peaches are just beginning to ripen – they really peak in July, when it gets a bit warmer. Plus, we’ve had a very wet year. At Eckert’s in Belleville, they have a nice chart showing when specific varieties of peaches are ready: http://www.eckerts.com/peach.htm. You can find out more about what’s at the Springfield Farmers’ Market by calling (217) 544-1723. And here is a list of pick-your-own farms in Central Illinois: http://www.agfun.com/central_orchardsupicks.html

      Hope this helps!

      Jessy Yancey
      managing editor