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Shemitah calendar for fruit

Shemitah calendar for fruit

When does each kind of fruit have kedushat shevi'it and when is its' bi'ur time? Appendix A of the Consumer's Guide to Shemitah.

Rabbi Moshe Bloom

Fruit[1]

Kedushat shevi'it starts

Kedushat shevi'it ends

Bi'ur time

Almond
(dry)

Early Sept. end of shemitah
(Early Elul 5782-2022)

Mid-Sept. end of eighth year (Late Elul 5783-2023)

Late Jan. eighth year
(Early Shevat 5783-2023)

Almond
(green)

Early May shemitah
(Early Iyar 5782-2022)

Late May eighth year
(Early Sivan 5783-2023)

Late Jan. eighth year
(Early Shevat 5783-2023)

Apple

Mid-May shemitah
(Mid-Iyar 5782-2022)

Late June eighth year
(Mid-Tamuz 2023-5783)

Mid-Jan. eighth year
(Late Tevet 5783-2023)

Apricot

Early April shemitah
(Late II Adar 5782-2022)

Early May eighth year
(Early Iyar 5783-2023)

Late Aug. shemitah
(Early Elul 5782-2022)

Avocado

Early Aug. shemitah
(Early Av 5782-2022)

Late June eighth year
(Mid-Tamuz 5783-2023)

Late July eighth year
(Mid-Av 5783-2023)

Blueberry

Late Dec. shemitah
(Late Tevet 5782-2021)

Late Dec. eighth year
(Early Tevet 5783-2022)

Late April eighth year
(Early Iyar 5783-2023)

Carob

Mid-Sept. end of shemitah
(Late Elul 5782-2022)

Late Oct. ninth year
(Mid-Cheshvan 5784-2023)

Mid-Jan. eighth year
(Late Tevet 5783-2023)

Cherry

Mid-April shemitah
(Mid-Nisan 5782-2022)

Early June eighth year
(Mid-Sivan 5783-2023)

Early Aug. shemitah
(Early Av 5782-2022)

Clementine (tangerine)

Early Sept. end of shemitah
(Early Elul 5782-2022)

Early Sept. end of eighth year (Mid-Elul 5783-2023)

Late April eighth year
(Early Iyar 5783-2023)

Date

Early Aug. shemitah
(Early Av 5782-2022)

Late Sept. beginning of ninth year (Mid-Tishrei 5784-2023)

Purim eighth year

(March 7, 5783-2023)

Etrog

3 Tishrei shemitah
(Sept. 9, 5782-2021)

Mid-April eighth year
(Late Nisan 5783-2023)

Mid-April eighth year
(Late Nisan 5783-2023)

Feijoa

Mid-Oct. eighth year

(Late Tishrei 5783-2022)

Mid Oct. ninth year
(Late Tishrei 5784-2023)

Late Feb. eighth year
(Early Adar 5783-2023)

Fig

Late April shemitah
(Late Nisan 5782-2022)

Late May eighth year
(Early Sivan 5783-2023)

Chanukah eighth year
(Dec. 19, 5783-2022)

Grapefruit

Early Sept. end of shemitah
(Early Elul 5782-2022)

Mid-Nov. ninth year
(Early Kislev 5784-2023)

Mid May eighth year
(Late Iyar 5783-2023)

Guava

Mid Aug. end of shemitah
(Mid-Av 5782-2022)

Late Aug. end of eighth year (Mid-Elul 5783-2023)

Mid-Dec. eighth year
(Late Kislev 5783-2022)

Hazelnut3

No kedushat shevi'it (k.s.)

Not Applicable (NA)

NA

Kiwi

Mid-Sept. end of shemitah
(Mid. Elul 5782-2022)

Mid-Sept. end of eighth year (Late Elul 5783-2023)

Mid-March eighth year
(Late Adar 5783-2023)

Kobo

Late Dec. shemitah (Late Tevet 5782-2021)

Late Dec. eighth year (Early Tevet 5783-2022)

Mid-Sept. shemitah
(Late Elul 5782-2022)

Kumquat

Mid-Oct. beginning of eighth year (Late Tishrei 5783-2022)

Mid-Oct. beginning of ninth year (Late Tishrei 5784-2023)

Mid-March eighth year
(Late Adar 5783-2023)

Lemon

Early May shemitah
(Early Iyar 5782-2022)

Early May eighth year
(Early Iyar 5783-2023)

Late July eighth year
(Mid-Av 5783-2023)

Lime

Mid-July shemitah
(Mid-Tamuz 5782-2022)

Mid-July eighth year
(Late Tamuz 5783-2023)

Mid-Oct. beginning of eighth year
(Late Tishrei 5783-2022)

Longanberry

Early June shemitah
(Early Sivan 5782-2022)  

Early June eighth year (Mid-Sivan 5783)

Mid-Aug. shemitah
(Mid-Av 5782-2022)

Loquat         

Early Feb. shemitah
(Early I Adar 5782-2022)

Early March eighth year (Early Adar 5783-2023)

Mid-May shemitah
(Mid-Iyar 5782-2022)

Lychee

Mid-June shemitah
(Mid-Sivan 5782-2022)

Mid-June eighth year
(Late Sivan 5783-2023)

Mid-Aug. shemitah
(Mid-Av 5782-2022)

Mandarin
orange

Early Sept. end of shemitah
(Early Elul 5782-2022)

Mid-Sept. end of eighth year (Late Elul 5783-2023)

Late April eighth year (Early Iyar 5783-2023)

Mango

Mid-June shemitah
(Mid-Sivan 5782-2022)

Mid-June eighth year
(Late Sivan 5783-2023)

Mid-Jan. eighth year (Late Tevet 5783-2023)

Mulberry

Early May shemitah
(Early Iyar 5782-2022)

Early May eighth year (Early Iyar 5783-2023)

Late Sept. beginning of eighth year
(Early Tishrei 5783-2022)

Nectarine

Early Feb. shemitah
(Early I Adar 5782-2022)

Early Feb. eighth year (Early Shevat 5783-2023)

Late Nov. eighth year (Early Kislev 5783-2022)

Oil olives

Mid-Oct. eighth year (Late Tishrei 5783-2022)

Late Oct. ninth year
(Mid-Cheshvan 5784-2023)

Shavu'ot eighth year (May 26, 5783-2023)

Orange

Mid-Sept. end of shemitah.
(Late Elul 5782-2022)

Late Nov. ninth year
(Mid-Kislev 5784-2023)

Late July eighth year (Mid-Av 5783-2023)

Passionfruit

Late Oct. shemitah

(Late Cheshvan 5782-2021)

Mid-Dec. eighth year (Late Kislev 5783-2022)

Mid-Dec. eighth year (Kislev 5783-2022)

Peach

Early Feb. shemitah
(Early I Adar 5782)

Early Feb. eighth year (Mid-Shevat 5783-2023)

Late Nov. eighth year (Early Kislev 5783-2022)

Pear

Late June shemitah
(Late Sivan 5782-2022)

Late June eighth year
(Mid-Tamuz 5783-2023)

Late Oct. eighth year (Early Cheshvan 5783-2022)

Pecan[2]

Mid-Oct. eighth year (Late Tishrei 5783-2022)

Mid-Nov. ninth year
(Early Kislev 5784-2023)

Mid-May eighth year (Late Iyar 5783-2023)

Peelables (citrus: Or, Ora, Nova)

Early Sept. end of shemitah
(Early Elul 5782-2022)

Early Sept. end of eighth year (Mid-Elul 5783-2023)

Late April eighth year (Early Iyar 5783-2023)

Persimmon

Mid-Sept. end of shemitah
(Mid-Elul 5782-2022)

Mid-Sept. end of eighth year (Late Elul 5783-2023)

Late Dec. eighth year (Early Tevet 5783-2022)

Pistachio[3]

No k.s.

NA

NA

Pitaya

Late Dec. shemitah
(Late Tevet 5782-2021)

Late Dec. eighth year
(Early Tevet 5783)

Mid-Sept. end of shemitah (Mid-Elul 5782-2022)

Plum – European (oval)

Early Aug. shemitah
(Early Av 5782-2022)

Late Sept. end of eighth year (Mid-Elul 5783-2023)

Late Nov. eighth year (Early Kislev 5783-2022)

Plum – Japanese (round)

Early May shemitah
(Early Iyar 5782-2022)

Mid-May eighth year
(Late Iyar 5783-2023)

Late Dec. eighth year (Early Tevet 5783-2022)

Pomegranate

Late July shemitah
(Early Av 5782-2022)

Mid-Aug. eighth year
(Late Av 5783-2023)

Mid-Feb. eighth year (Late Shevat 5783-2023)

Pomelo

Early Sept. end of shemitah
(Early Elul 5782-2022)

Mid-Nov. ninth year
(Early Kislev 5784-2023)

Mid-June eighth year (Late Sivan 5783-2023)

Quince

Late Sept. end of shemitah
(Late Elul 5782-2022)

Early Sept. end of eighth year (Mid-Elul 5783-2023)

Mid-Jan. eighth year (Late Tevet 5783-2023)

Sabra (prickly pear)

Mid-May shemitah
(Mid-Iyar 5782-2022)

Late June eighth year
(Mid-Tamuz 5783-2023)

Early Nov. eighth year (Early Cheshvan 5783-2022)

Star fruit (carambola)

Late Sept. end of shemitah
(Late Elul 5782-2022)

Early Sept. end of eighth year (Mid-Elul 5783-2023)

Mid-Feb. eighth year (Late Shevat 5783-2023)

Sweet cherry (Hackberry)

Mid-April shemitah
(Mid-Nisan 5782-2022)

Mid-May eighth year
(Late Iyar 5783-2023)

Early Aug. shemitah
(Early Av 5782-2022)

Sweetsop (sugar apple)

Mid-July. shemitah
(Mid-Tamuz 5782-2022)

Late June eight year
(Mid-Tamuz  5783-2023)

Mid-April eighth year (Late Nisan 5783-2023)

Table grapes

Late March shemitah
(Late II Adar 5782-2022)

Early April eighth year (Early Nisan 5783-2023)

Pesach eighth year
(April 6, 5783-2023)

Table olives

Mid-Aug. end of shemitah
(Mid-Av 5782-2022)

Mid-Aug. end of eighth year (Late Av 5783-2023)

Shavu'ot eighth year
(May 26, 5783-2023)

Walnut

No k.s.[3]

NA

NA

Wine grapes

Early July shemitah
(Early Tamuz 5782-2022)

Early June eighth year (Mid-Sivan 5783-2023)

Pesach eighth year
(April 6, 5783-2023)

 

 

[1] General note: The sefichin prohibition does not apply to fruit.
The list is based on the solar calendar. Since the stage that determines shemitah sanctity for fruit is chanatah, the beginning of the fruit's formation, we follow the solar calendar. This is because the processes of growth for both fruits and vegetables follow the solar calendar. See Tosafot, Rosh Hashanah 15a, s.v. dechadashim. The dates in parenthesis (Gregorian and Hebrew) are correct for this shemitah year only.
These tables were prepared with the help of Mr. Meir Frankel of blessed memory (The Agriculture Guide, Training and Professional Services Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture) and Agron. Dr. Mordechai Shomron (Torah VeHa'aretz Institute).


[2] Some maintain that bi'ur does not apply to pecans; see Chapter 24 §B.7.

[3] This fruit is not grown in Israel (as of 5782); since all such fruits are imported, the laws of shemitah do not apply.