Shemitta Dates

 
Shemitta Dates

Please see the chart below for a list of Shemitta dates for fruit and vegetables. 

Please note that the dates given are for fresh produce and do not include frozen, tinned or dried fruits and vegetables.

Fruit

Avoid From 

Avoid Until 

     

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

Banana

End of Sep. 2014

End of Sep. 2015

Blueberry

7th of Dec. 2014

Middle of Jan. 2016

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

Melon

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

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. 2015

Middle of March 2016

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

Pineapple

End of Sep. 2014

End of Dec. 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

Strawberry

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Walnut

Middle of Sep. 2015

Middle of Sep. 2016

Watermelon

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

     
     

Grains / Seeds

Avoid From

Avoid Until 

     

Barley

Beginning of May 2015

Middle of July 2016

Broad Bean

Beginning of April 2015

Beginning of July 2016

Caraway (Fresh)

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

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

7th of Dec. 2015

Popcorn

End of July 2015

Beginning of Aug. 2016

Poppy Seeds

Not grown in Israel

Not grown in Israel

Pumpkin 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

     
     

Vegetables & Herbs

Avoid From

Avoid Until 

     

Artichoke

Beginning of Nov. 2014

Middle of Sep. 2015

Asparagus

End of Sep. 2014

Middle of Sep. 2015

Aubergine / Eggplant

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Basil

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Beet

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Broccoli

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Cabbage (Red)

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Cabbage (White)

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Carrot

Beginning of Oct. 2014

13th of Dec. 2015

Cauliflower

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Celery

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Celery Root

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Chives

End of Sep. 2014

Middle of Nov. 2015

Coriander

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Courgette

End of Sep. 2014 

End of Oct. 2015

Corn on the Cob

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Cucumber

End of Sep. 2014

Middle of Nov. 2015

Dill

End of Sep. 2014

Beginning of Nov. 2015

Fennel

End of Sep. 2014

End of Nov. 2015

Garlic

End of Jan. 2015

Beginning of April 2016

Horseradish

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Jerusalem Artichoke

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Kohlrabi

End of Sep. 2014

End of Oct. 2016

Leek

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Lemongrass

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Lettuce

End of Sep. 2014

End of Oct. 2015

Mint - Fresh & Peppermint

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Okra

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Onion

End of Sep. 2014

Beginning of March 2016

Onion Head

End of Sep. 2014

End of Dec. 2015

Oregano (Fresh)

End of Sep. 2014 

End of Oct. 2015

Parsley

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Pepper (Sweet / Bell)

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Potato

End of Oct. 2014

Beginning of Jan. 2016

Pumpkin

End of Sep. 2014

Middle of Aug. 2016

Radish

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Sage (Fresh)

End of Sep. 2014

End of Oct. 2015

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

String Beans

End of Sep. 2014

End of Nov. 2015

String Peas

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Sweet Potato

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Tarragon (Fresh)

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Tomato

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Turnip

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Witch Hazel

Not grown in Israel

Not grown in Israel

     
     

Spices

Avoid From

Avoid Until 

     

Absinthe

End of Sep. 2014

End of Oct. 2015

Anise

End of Sep. 2014

End of May 2016

Black Pepper

N/A

N/A

Capparis

Middle of May 2015

End of May 2016

Caraway (Dried)

End of Oct. 2014

Middle of June 2016

Cardamom

N/A

N/A

Cinnamon

N/A

N/A

Cloves

N/A

N/A

Conehead Thyme

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Crocus

N/A

N/A

Cumin

N/A

N/A

Fennel (Dried)

End of Sep. 2014

Middle of Nov. 2015

Fenugreek / Methi Seeds

Beginning of June 2015

Beginning of June 2016

Ginger

N/A

N/A

Laurel

Beginning of April 2015

For as long as it lasts

Lemon Beebrush

End of Sep. 2014

Beginning of May 2016

Marjoram

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Melissa

End of Sep. 2014

Middle of Sep. 2015

Mustard

Beginning of June 2015

Beginning of June 2016

Nigella

N/A

N/A

Oregano (Dried)

End of Sep. 2014

End of Jan. 2016

Poppy

End of March 2015

Beginning of April 2016

Rosemary (Dried)

End of Oct. 2014

Beginning of June 2016

Saffron

N/A

N/A

Sesame

N/A

N/A

Watercress

End of Sep. 2014

7th of Dec. 2015

Za'atar

End of Sep. 2014

N/A

 

Date Uploaded: 
Thursday 27th August 2015