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Shemitta Updates @ KLBD

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The KLBD policy, in keeping with that of the other European Batei Din (Jewish Law Courts), the OU and other American Kashrut Authorities, is that given these considerations, it is preferable to avoid using certain products that are grown in Israel during the Shemitta year and the year following. See the chart below for dates to avoid each fruit and vegetable. If one has already made the purchase, a Rabbinical Authority should be consulted.

Click here for a list of fruit and vegetable Shemitta dates. 

For more information click on the link below 

kosher.org.uk/shemitta

The period during which Shemitta restrictions apply to different fruit and vegetables is shown in the chart below. 

Please note that the dates given are for fresh produce and do not include frozen, tinned or dried products. These have a long shelf life and require a reliable hechsher.
 

FRUIT & NUTS

Avoid From 

Avoid Until 

Almond (Dry)

Beginning of July 2022

Middle of Aug 2023

Almond (Green)

Beginning of May 2022

Middle of July 2023

Apple

Middle of May 2022

Middle of July 2023

Apricot

Beginning of April 2022

Middle of May 2023

Avocado

Middle of June 2022

Middle of July 2023

Banana

Beginning of Sep 2021

End of Sep 2022

Carambola / Star Fruit

Middle of Sep 2022

End of Sep 2023

Carob

Beginning of Sep 2022

End of Oct 2023

Cherry

Middle of April 2022

Beginning of June 2023

Clementine

Beginning of Sep 2022

End of Sep 2023

Date

End of July 2022

End of Oct 2023

Etrog

Middle of Sep 2022

End of April 2023

Feijoa

Beginning of Sep 2022

Middle of Nov 2023

Fig

Beginning of April 2022

End of April 2023

Grapefruit

Beginning of Aug 2022

Middle of Dec 2023

Grapes (Table)

Middle of March 2022

Beginning of April 2023

Grapes (Wine)

End of June 2022

End of June 2023

Guava

Middle of July 2022

End of Sep 2023

Hazelnut

Not grown in Israel

Not grown in Israel

Kiwi

Middle of Aug 2022

End of Sep 2023

Kumquat

End of Oct 2022

Middle of Nov 2023

Lemon

Beginning of May 2022

End of May 2023

Lima

Middle of June 2022

End of June 2023

Longan

Middle of May 2022

End of May 2023

Loquat

Beginning of Feb 2022

End of Feb 2023

Lychee

Middle of May 2022

End of May 2023

Mandarin

Beginning of Sep 2022

End of Sep 2023

Mango

Middle of June 2022

Middle of June 2023

Melon

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Mulberry

Beginning of May 2022

End of May 2023

Nectarine

Beginning of Feb 2022

Beginning of March 2023

Olive Oil

Middle of Sep 2022

Middle of Nov 2023

Olives

Middle of July 2022

Beginning of Sep 2023

Orange

Middle of Aug 2022

Middle of Sep 2023

Peach

End of Jan 2022

Beginning of March 2023

Peanuts

Beginning of Sep 2022

Beginning of Sep 2023

Pear

Middle of June 2022

Beginning of July 2023

Pecan Nut

Middle of Sep 2022

Middle of Nov 2023

Persimmon

End of Aug 2022

End of Sep 2023

Pineapple

Beginning of Sep 2021

End of Dec 2023

Pistachio

Beginning of Aug 2022

Beginning of Aug 2023

Plum (European)

End of July 2022

End of Sep 2023

Plum (Japanese)

End of April 2022

End of April 2023

Pomegranate

Middle of July 2022

Middle of Aug 2023

Pomelo

Middle of Aug 2022

Middle of Nov 2023

Prickly Pear

Middle of May 2022

End of May 2023

Quince

Beginning of July 2022

End of Aug 2023

Sugar-Apple / Anona

Middle of July 2022

End of Oct 2023

Strawberry

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Walnut

Middle of Sep 2022

End of Sep 2023

Watermelon

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

 

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