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Shemitta Dates
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Thursday 18th November 2021

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

     

GRAINS & SEEDS

Avoid From

Avoid Until 

Barley

Beginning of May 2022

Beginning of July 2023

Caraway Seeds Not grown in Israel

Not grown in Israel

Coriander Seeds Beginning of Sep 2021

End of May 2023

Fenugreek / Methi Seeds

Beginning of June 2022 End of May 2023

Millet

End of July 2022

End of July. 2023

Mustard Seeds

Beginning of June 2022
Beginning of June 2023

Nigella Seeds*

See note below  

Oats

Not grown in Israel

Not grown in Israel

Popcorn

End of July 2022

Beginning of Aug 2023

Poppy Seeds

Not grown in Israel

 

Pumpkin Seeds

Not grown in Israel

Not grown in Israel

Rice

Not grown in Israel

Not grown in Israel

Sesame Seeds*

See note below  

Sunflower Seeds

Middle of Aug 2022

Beginning of Sep 2023

Watermelon Seeds

Middle of June 2022

Beginning of Sep 2023

Wheat

Not grown in Israel

Not grown in Israel

     

VEGETABLES & FRESH HERBS

Avoid From

Avoid Until 

Artichoke

Beginning of Oct 2021

End of Sep 2022

Asparagus

Beginning of Sep 2021

End of Sep 2022

Aubergine / Eggplant

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Basil

Beginning of Sep 2021

Middle of Feb 2023

Beet

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Broad Bean

Beginning of April 2022 Beginning of July 2023

Broccoli

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Cabbage (Red)

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Cabbage (White)

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Carrot

Beginning of Nov 2021

Middle of Feb 2023

Cauliflower

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Celery

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Celery Root

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Chickpea
Beginning of June 2022 Beginning of July 2023

Chives

Beginning of Sep 2021

Middle of Jan 2023

Coriander

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Courgette

Beginning of Sep 2021

Middle of Nov 2022

Corn on the Cob

Beginning of Sep 2021

31th of Dec 2022

Cucumber

Beginning of Sep 2021

Middle of Nov 2022

Dill

Beginning of Sep 2021

End of Dec 2022

Fennel

Beginning of Sep 2021

Middle of Dec 2022

Garlic

Beginning of Jan 2022

Beginning of April 2023

Horseradish

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Jerusalem Artichoke

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Kohlrabi

Beginning of Sep 2021

End of Oct 2023

Laurel
Beginning of April 2022 For as long as it lasts

Leek

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Lemon Beebrush
Beginning of Sep 2021 Beginning of May 2023

Lemongrass

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Lentil
Not grown in Israel  

Lettuce

Beginning of Sep 2021

Beginning of Nov 2022

Marjoram
Beginning of Sep 2021 Beginning of Dec 2022
Melissa Lemon Balm
Beginning of Sep 2021 Middle of Sep 2022

Mint & Peppermint

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Okra

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Onion

Beginning of Sep 2021

Beginning of March 2023

Onion Head

Beginning of Sep 2021

End of Dec 2022

Oregano Beginning of Sep 2021 End of Jan 2023

Parsley

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Peas
Beginning of Sep 2021 Middle of Dec 2022

Pepper (Sweet / Bell)

Beginning of Sep 2021

End of March 2023

Potato

Middle of Dec 2021

Middle of Dec 2022

Potato (Baby / New) Beginning of Nov 2021 End of Nov 2022

Pumpkin

Beginning of Sep 2021

Middle of Aug 2023

Radish

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Rosemary
Beginning of Oct 2021 Beginning of Nov 2022

Sage

Beginning of Sep 2021

Beginning of Nov 2022

Samphire
Beginning of Sept 2021 End of Dec 2022

Scallion / Spring Onion

Beginning of Sep 2021

Beginning of Dec 2022

Soy
Not grown in Israel  

Spinach

Beginning of Sep 2021

Beginning of Dec 2022

Squash

Beginning of Sep 2021

Middle of Aug 2023

String Beans

Beginning of Sep 2021

End of Nov 2022

String Peas

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Sweet Potato

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Tarragon Beginning of Sep 2021 Middle of Dec 2022
Thyme Beginning of Sep 2021 Middle of Dec 2022

Tomato

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Turnip

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Watercress
Beginning of Sep 2021 Middle of Dec 2022

Witch Hazel

Not grown in Israel

Not grown in Israel

     

SPICES

Avoid From

Avoid Until 

Absinthe

Beginning of Sep 2021

Middle of Oct 2023

Anise

Beginning of Sep 2021

Middle of May 2023

Black Pepper*

See note below

 

Capparis

Middle of May 2022

Middle of May 2023

Cardamom*

See note below

 

Cinnamon*

See note below

 

Cloves*

See note below

 

Crocus*

See note below

 

Cumin*

See note below

 

Ginger

Not grown in Israel

Not grown in Israel

Saffron*

See note below

 

Za'atar

Beginning of Sep 2021

N/A

 

*Generally sold in dried form with a long shelf life, so only products bearing a reliable hechsher should be purchased.