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EARLY APPLE SUNDAY – SEPT 4 – 9:00AM – 2:00PM

Hours tomorrow (Sunday Sept 4) will be 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  We saw a lot of good folks today and they picked a lot of good fruit.  There are limited amounts of Zestar and Sansa – more Ginger Gold.

We will close at 2:00 PM because by that time the Zestars and Sansas will be picked out – I expect that there will be some Ginger Golds available when we reopen on Friday Sept 9.

We will start our regular season on Friday Sept 9 with Macintosh and Gala.  Because of the hard freeze in April, Macs will be relatively few – better supply of Gala.

We will have cider and donuts on Saturday and Sunday – weather forecast is for sunny and mid 70’s for the weekend – looking forward to seeing you.

EARLY APPLE WEEKEND TOMORROW – SAT SEPT 3 & SUNDAY SEPT 4

Zestar, Sansa and Ginger Gold are all ready to pick.  Barn is cleaned up and we are ready to welcome folks.  Maple syrup, cookbooks, note cards, & Mad Tom hats are all in place.  We plan to start cider & donuts next weekend.

We especially like the Zestars for eating and for pies – we use them for most of our pies.  I peel the apples and Sylvia makes the pie crust for a dozen pies – then we freeze them and bake them later over the winter.

Temperature is supposed to drop to 49 degrees tonight and sunny in the low 70’s tomorrow and Sunday.

Come help us start the season!!

 

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EARLY APPLE WEEKEND – SATURDAY SEPT 3 & SUNDAY SEPT 4

As I said in my last post, the overall crop this year will be much less than last year and very uneven tree to tree BUT, there will be a lot of fruit for some varieties.

Early apple weekend will be Saturday Sept 3 and Sunday Sept 4  for Zestar, Sansa and Ginger Gold.  There are good amounts of Zestar and Sansa – moderate amount of Ginger Gold.  Zestar  is an excellent eating apple and also makes VERY good pies – we make our pies for the winter using Zestar.

We expect to open for our regular season for McIntosh and Gala (as well as remaining Zestar, Sansa and Ginger Gold) on Friday Sept 9 – then follow our normal schedule open daily except Monday – 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Honeycrisp looks pretty good and will probably start Sept 17’th.  I will post more details later.

Come help us get started for the 2016 apple harvest!!

 

Zestars

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Sansas

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Ginger Golds

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2016 RASPBERRY SEASON IS DONE – APPLES WILL START LATE AUG./EARLY SEPT.

Thanks for making our raspberry harvest a good one – a lot of folks got a lot of good berries.

As we walk thru the orchard, the apple crop is looking somewhat better than it did several weeks ago.  The old McIntosh trees still have a very light crop and the fruit will be small.   The amount of fruit on the young trees varies greatly tree by tree – some with almost no fruit and others with a good crop.  All varieties seem to have some fruit – overall there may be 40% of a normal crop.

We will have an early apple weekend either in late August or early September for Zestar, Sansa, and Ginger Gold – then open a week or more later for McIntosh and Gala.  Honey crisp will start mid September or later.

I will post on both our web site and Facebook when we can better estimate when fruit will be ripe.

WRAP UP WEEKEND

Saturday and Sunday will be the last two days for 2016 raspberry season.

Picking continues to be very good,  if you look in the middle of the bushes.  The most berries are in the lower field in the lower half of the rows.  The Royalty purple berries in the upper field are also good.

Weather looks sunny Saturday and cooler than it has been.  Still best to come early.

Pictures were taken today after we closed, so you can see there are still good berries – and the view is still there.

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