Summer is rolling along rapidly – apples are growing well – 9 1/2 inches of rain in July is making the fruit size up well – some varieties approaching 1 1/2 inches. It has been a challenge to keep up with the grass, the morning glories and the grapevines.# Zestar, Ginger Gold, Sansa, Macintosh, Gala, and Crimson Crisp all have a lot of fruit – there are more Honeycrisp than we initially thought, but still fewer than last year.

We expect to start harvest on Labor Day weekend. We plan to use the same one way entry and exit last system as last year. Fortunately we are in Vermont with low levels of Covid infections. Unfortunately even though we were vaccinated in February & March, I, like a number of other people treated for cancer have not developed antibodies so we need to continue to exercise caution. The overall good news is that the cancer treatment has worked.

We look forward to seeing you this fall. Pictures show some good Macintosh and Zestars.