No Longer Accepting New Tree Registrations For This Season

Unfortunately, due to a lack of interest and volunteers, we are unable to accept new tree registrations at this time. You may register your tree for next year, but no crabapples please. We currently have more than we can handle as it is difficult to find volunteers to pick them and organizations to take them. An exception may be made for uncommon fruit, such as apricots and plums, time permitting. Thank you for your interest in Calgary Harvest.

How Calgary Harvest Works

Interested in registering your fruit tree?  When you register your tree, your information goes into our database.  You should be contacted by your local coordinator either at the start of harvest season, or just before your tree is ready, or both.  If you haven't heard from us, check your spam filter.  We will not pick your tree without making arrangements with you first.  If you have signed up in a pre

Recipe: Apple Pie Jam

Apple Pie Jam - adapted from Pomona’s Pectin Recipes
(makes about 4 half-pint jars)





Recipe: Spiced Apple Butter

Spiced Apple Butter - from Food in Jars
(Yield: approximately 3 pints)




Recipe: Sweet Pickled Crabapples

Sweet Pickled Crabapples – adapted from a Bernadin Recipe
(Makes about 6 x 500 ml jars)

Oh, the crabapple possibilities!

CBC Calgary's food and nutrition columnist Julie Van Rosendaal recently offered up some sweet suggestions for using up those crabapples! 

Apricots, in Calgary? Yes, Apricots in Calgary!

Apricots (prunus armeniaca), believe it or not, are hardy in Calgary! The only catch is that the trees are early bloomers – and the blossoms are often lost to a late frost. Since late spring frosts are quite common in our city, apricot-less years are too.


A big thanks to the Crowsnest Conservation Society who shared their apple cookbook with us!  Click on the blog title to view the cookbook.