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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LAST THREE DAYS

We will be open  Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the windup of our raspberry season.

Picking continues to be very good.  There is always some fruit left in a pick your own farm, but we close when most of our customers have made several visits and before the mold and bugs build up.

Come early for cooler picking and to avoid the afternoon thundershowers – door to the raspberry house will be open by 8:00 AM.

Look forward to seeing folks get those extra berries to freeze and enjoy over the winter.

 

WINDUP WEEK CONTINUES – EXCELLENT PICKING

Picking will be excellent both Wednesday & Thursday (July 27 & 28).  We are likely to be able to be open Friday.   We will be open both Saturday and Sunday for the weekend.

Best picking on the Nova’s in the lower field.  The purple Royalty berries in the upper field are also ripening.

As always, come early!!

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