Current Seasonality: Week of May 18, 2015

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Thanks to William Walker and the folks from the NJ Department of Agriculture Jersey Fresh  program for this weekly update.

Arugula Harvesting very good quality product in fair to increasing volume.
ASPARAGUS With warmer weather, harvesting very good quality product in good volume.
Baby Spinach & Arugula Harvesting later this year due to weather which prevented early planting. Very good quality products available in fair to good volume.
Beets Harvesting a fair to increasing volume of very good quality product.
CILANTRO Harvesting good quality over-wintered product in fair to good volume. Spring planted becoming available.
Dandelions Good quality over-wintered Italian bunched product is available now in fair volume. Spring planted becoming available by the end of next week.
Dill Harvest starting in fair to increasing quantity.
Escarole & Endive Harvesting very good quality products in fair to increasing volume.
KALE & Collards Good quality over-wintered product harvesting in fair to good volume. Spring product becoming available.
Leeks A fair volume of good quality over-wintered product is available.
LETTUCE Harvesting very good quality & good quantities of Boston, & Red & Green Leaf. Harvesting Romaine in fair to quickly increasing volume.
MINT Very good quality harvesting in fair to increasing volume.
PARSLEY Harvesting good quality over-wintered curly and plain product in fair to increasing volume. Spring planted product becoming available soon
RADISHES Harvesting good quality product in good volume.
Spinach A good volume of good quality over-wintered product available. Spring planted product available.
strawberries Harvesting fair to quickly increasing volume of excellent quality berries. The bulk of the crop will be harvested over the next two weeks, with lower volumes to continue through early June.
SWISS CHARD Harvesting good quality product in fair volume.

JERSEY FRESH FORECAST

Basil Likes warmer weather. Should be ready in mid-June.
BLUEBERRIES Minor quantities of early varieties like Weymouth starting in mid-June. The much more widely planted Duke variety will start 3-4 days with volume available a week later.
Cabbage Won’t be ready until late May or early June.
PEACHES Winter was longer & colder than normal, & coupled with a slowly warming Spring. The season will be a bit delayed & start in early to mid-July w/ early PF & Sentry varieties, w/ volume and freestone varieties starting a week later. White peaches start a week after that w/ volume late July.
SQUASH Should start harvesting field grown zucchini in 2-3 weeks with yellow squash starting a few days later.
Turnips Should begin harvesting in early June.