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Fruit and wine

Every orchard in this area has its roadside stand where fresh fruit like these are available. Peaches, nectarines, apricots, apples, grapes, pears, melons, cherries, tomatoes and a host of others

Osoyoos sits in the southern end of the Okanagan Valley on Osoyoos Lake in an area surrounded by sagebrush hills, orchards and vineyards. The wonderfully warm dry climate is ideally suited for fruit growing, and particularly, grapes. The neighbouring town of Oliver is also a prime wine producing area as well. To get a great view of the town, I recommend taking the twisting Crowsnest highway east, towards Anarchist Mountain summit, a viewpoint on the way gives a broad panorama of the valley below.

Blossom and Harvest

Okanagan Fuit Blossom / Harvest Times

APPLES Blossom- Late April Harvest- Late August through October
APRICOTS Blossom- Mid April Harvest- Late July
CHERRIES Blossom- Late April Harvest- Late June through mid July
PEACHES Blossom- Mid April Harvest- Late July
PEARS Blossom- Late April Harvest- Mid August
PRUNES/PLUMS Blossom- Mid April Harvest- Mid August

  • Last visit to Osoyoos: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated Mar 30, 2006
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  • glabah's Profile Photo
    Jun 20, 2010 at 9:43 PM

    It's always great to have local fresh food.

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2007 at 4:19 AM

    any tip that makes me salivate gets a rating from me

  • madamx's Profile Photo
    Apr 30, 2006 at 8:45 AM

    Did you go to the Desert Museum? these pictures bring back nice memories :o)

  • GillianMcLaughlin's Profile Photo
    Oct 15, 2005 at 12:35 PM

    Missed this page completely - and now I see it has been blessed with a Dumpy comment - where is he?....

  • rachel_sun's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2005 at 4:02 AM

    Looks a very pretty town.Hanging baskets look nice.

  • Dumpymotel's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2004 at 5:10 AM

    I am always amazed to see there is a world north of the border.. Even Osoyoos is beautiful. I don't know why orchards are considerred beautiful but they are...


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