Shmita Produce – Avoid from… to…-

The Star-K compiled the following list to alert the consumer of the “Shmita-dates” for various forms of Israeli produce.  Produce which is not certified should be avoided during the times listed.   Please do not hesitate to purchase Israeli produce with a reliable kosher certification.

Almond (Dry)-Beginning of Sep. 2015-Middle of Sep. 2016

Almond (Green) -Beginning of May 2015-Middle of May 2016

Apple-Middle of May 2015-Middle of July 2016

Apricot-Beginning of April 2015-Middle of May 2016

Avocado-Middle of July 2015-End of July 2016

Blueberry-Middle of Dec. 2015-Middle of Jan. 2017

Carambola / Star Fruit-Middle of Sep. 2015-Beginning of Sep. 2016

Carob-Beginning of Sep. 2015-End of Oct. 2016

Cherry-Middle of April 2015-Beginning of June 2016

Clementine-Beginning of Sep. 2015-Beginning of Sep. 2016

Date-Beginning of Aug. 2015-Beginning of Oct. 2016

Etrog-Middle of Sep. 2015-Beginning of May 2016

Feijoa-Beginning of Sep. 2015-Middle of Nov. 2016

Fig-Beginning of April 2015-Middle of May 2016

Grapefruit-Middle of Aug. 2015-Beginning of Nov. 2016

Grapes (Table)-Middle of March 2015-Middle of April 2016

Grapes (Wine)-End of June 2015-Beginning of July 2016

Guava-Middle of July 2015-Beginning of Sep. 2016

Hazelnut-Not grown in Israel-Not grown in Israel

Kiwi-Middle of Aug. 2015-Beginning of Sep. 2016

Kumquat-End of Oct. 2015-Middle of Nov. 2016

Lemon-Beginning of May 2015-Middle of June 2016

Lima-Middle of June 2015-Beginning of July 2016

Longan-Middle of May 2015-Middle of June 2016

Loquat-Beginning of Feb. 2015-Middle of Feb. 2016

Lychee / Litshi-Middle of June 2015-Middle of June 2016

Mandarin-Beginning of Sep. 2015-Middle of Sep. 2016

Mango-Beginning of June 2015-Middle of June 2016

Mulberry-Beginning of May 2015-Middle of June 2016

Nectarine-Beginning of Feb. 2015-Middle of Feb. 2016

Olive Oil-Middle of Sep. 2015-Beginning of Nov. 2016

Olives-Middle of July 2015-Middle of Sep. 2016

Orange-Middle of Aug. 2015-End of Nov. 2016

Peach-End of Jan. 2016-Middle of Marc h 2017

Pear-Middle of June 2015-Middle of July 2016

Pecan Nut-Middle of Sep. 2015-Beginning of Nov. 2016

Persimmon-End of Aug. 2015-Beginning of Sep. 2016

Pistachio-Beginning of Aug. 2015-Beginning of Aug. 2016

Plum (European)-End of July 2015-End of Sep. 2016

Plum (Japanese)-End of April 2015-Beginning of May 2016

Pomegranate-Middle of July 2015-Beginning of Aug. 2016

Pomelo-Middle of Aug. 2015-Beginning of Nov. 2016

Prickly Pear-Middle of May 2015-Beginning of June 2016

Quince-Beginning of July 2015-End of Aug. 2016

Sugar-Apple / Anona-Middle of July 2015-Middle of Oct. 2016

Walnut-Middle of Sep. 2015-Middle of Sep. 2016

Witch Hazel-Not grown in Israel-Not grown in Israel

 

 

Grains / Seeds—-Avoid From—Avoid Until

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Barley-Beginning of May 2015-Middle of July 2016

Broad Bean-Beginning of April 2015-Beginning of July 2016

Caraway-Not grown in Israel-Not grown in Israel

Chickpeas-Beginning of June 2015-Middle of July 2016

Coriander Seeds-End of Sep. 2014-Beginning of June 2016

Dried Beans-Not grown in Israel-Not grown in Israel

Ginger-Not grown in Israel-Not grown in Israel

Lentils-Not grown in Israel-Not grown in Israel

Millet-End of July 2015-Middle of Aug. 2016

Oats-Not grown in Israel-Not grown in Israel

Peanuts-Beginning of Sep. 2015-End of Sep. 2016

Peas-End of Sep. 2014-End of Dec. 2016

Popcorn-End of July 2015-Beginning of Aug. 2016

Poppy Seeds-Not grown in Israel-Not grown in Israel

Pumkin Seeds-Not grown in Israel-Not grown in Israel

Rice-Not grown in Israel-Not grown in Israel

Soy-Not grown in Israel-Not grown in Israel

Sunflower Seeds-Middle of Aug. 2015-End of Sep. 2016

Watermelon Seeds-Middle of June 2015-End of Sep. 2016

Wheat-Not grown in Israel-Not grown in Israel

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Vegetables—–Avoid From—–Avoid Until

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Artichoke-Beginning of Nov. 2014-N/A

Asparagus-End of Sep. 2014-N/A

Aubergine / Eggplant-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Banana-End of Sep. 2014-N/A

Basil-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Beet-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Beet Leaves-End of Sep. 2014-End of Dec. 2015

Broccoli-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Cabbage (Red)-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Cabbage (White)-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Carrot-Beginning of Oct. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Cauliflower-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Celery Root-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Coriander-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Corn on the Cob-End of Sep. 2014-End of Dec. 2016

Cucumber-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Nov. 2015

Dill-End of Sep. 2014-Beginning of Nov. 2015

Garlic-End of Jan. 2015-Beginning of April 2016

Horseradish-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Jerusalem Artichoke-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Kohlrabi-End of Sep. 2014-End of Oct. 2016

Leek-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Lettuce-End of Sep. 2014-End of Oct. 2015

Melon-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Mint-End of Sep. 2014-N/A

Okra-N/A-N/A

Onion-End of Sep. 2014-Beginning of March 2016

Onion Head-End of Sep. 2014-End of Dec. 2015

Parsley Leaves-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Pepper (Sweet / Bell)-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Pineapple-End of Sep. 2014-N/A

Potato-End of Oct. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Pumpkin-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Aug. 2016

Scallion / Spring Onion-End of Sep. 2014-End of Nov. 2015

Spinach-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Nov. 2015

Squash-End of Sep. 2014-Beginning of Aug. 2016

Strawberry-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

String Beans-End of Sep. 2014-End of Nov. 2015

String Peas-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Sweet Potato-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Tomato-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Turnip-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015

Watermelon-End of Sep. 2014-Middle of Dec. 2015