Shemitta

 
Shemitta Dates
Date Uploaded: 
Friday 3rd September 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

Avoid From 

Avoid Until 

     

Almond (Dry)

Beginning  of Sep 2022

Middle of Sep 2023

Almond (Green)

Beginning of May 2022

Middle of May 2023

Apple

Middle of May 2022

Middle of July 2023

Apricot

Beginning of April 2022

Middle of May 2023

Avocado

Middle of July 2022

End of July 2023

Banana

Beginning of Sep 2021

End of Sep 2022

Blueberry

End of Nov 2021

End of Jan 2023

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

Beginning of Aug 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

Middle of Aug 2022

Middle of Nov 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 / Litshi

Middle of June 2022

End of May 2023

Mandarin

Beginning of Sep 2022

End of Sep 2023

Mango

Beginning of June 2022

End of May 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

End of Nov 2023

Peach

End of Jan 2022

Beginning of March 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

Beginning 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

Broad Bean

Beginning of April 2022

Beginning of July 2023

Caraway (Fresh)

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Chickpeas

Beginning of June 2022

Beginning of July 2023

Coriander Seeds

Beginning of Sep 2021

End of May 2023

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 2022

End of July. 2023

Oats

Not grown in Israel

Not grown in Israel

Peanuts

Beginning of Sep 2022

Beginning of Sep 2023

Peas

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Popcorn

End of July 2022

Beginning of Aug 2023

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 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 & 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

19th of Dec 2022

Beet

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

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

Middle of Oct 2021

26th of Dec 2022

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

Chives

Beginning of Sep 2021

End of Nov 2022

Coriander

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Courgette

Beginning of Sep 2021

Beginning 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

Beginning of Nov 2022

Fennel

Beginning of Sep 2021

Beginning 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

Leek

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Lemongrass

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Lettuce

Beginning of Sep 2021

Beginning of Nov 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 (Fresh)

Beginning of Sep 2021

Beginning of Nov 2022

Parsley

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Pepper (Sweet / Bell)

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Potato

Middle of Nov 2021

Middle of Jan 2023

Pumpkin

Beginning of Sep 2021

Middle of Aug 2023

Radish

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Sage (Fresh)

Beginning of Sep 2021

Beginning of Nov 2022

Scallion / Spring Onion

Beginning of Sep 2021

Beginning of Dec 2022

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 (Fresh)

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Tomato

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Turnip

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th 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

Caraway (Dried)

End of Oct 2021

End of May 2022

Cardamom*

See note below

 

Cinnamon*

See note below

 

Cloves*

See note below

 

Thyme

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

Crocus*

See note below

 

Cumin*

See note below

 

Fennel (Dried)

Beginning of Sep 2021

Middle of Nov 2022

Fenugreek / Methi Seeds

Beginning of June 2022

End of May 2023

Ginger*

See note below

 

Laurel

Beginning of April 2022

For as long as it lasts

Lemon Beebrush

Beginning of Sep 2021

Beginning of May 2023

Marjoram

Beginning of Sep. 2021

7th of Dec 2022

Melissa

Beginning of Sep 2021

Middle of Sep 2022

Mustard

Beginning of June 2022

Beginning of June 2023

Nigella*

See note below

 

Oregano (Dried)

Beginning of Sep 2021

End of Jan 2023

Poppy

End of March 2022

Beginning of April 2023

Rosemary (Dried)

End of Oct 2021

Beginning of June 2023

Saffron*

See note below

 

Sesame*

See note below

 

Watercress

Beginning of Sep 2021

19th of Dec 2022

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.