Tuesday, October 23, 2012

'Enterprise' Apple Season Winding Down, 'GoldRush' Starting

   We had lots of pick-your-own apple customers this past Sat., since the weather was beautiful.  On Mon. the Tyro (KS) Community Christian School 5th grade class came to pick apples.  They picked a good amount of #1 and #2 apples, and picked a lot of free #3 apples, which they'll press into cider after cutting out the diseased spots.
The Tyro (KS) Community Christian School 5th grade class picked apples on Mon. Oct 22.
   Today the Daisy Scouts of Columbus, KS came to pick apples.  Each girl picked apples into her own bag to take home.
The Daisy Scouts of Columbus, KS had fun picking apples today.
   If you want to pick your own 'Enterprise' apples, come within the next 10 days or so, as we'll finish harvesting this variety in early Nov.  We started harvesting 'Enterprise' apples in early Sept., so this variety has an amazingly long harvest period of 8 or 9 weeks, but it's finally getting near the end.  The harvest season for 'GoldRush' apples has just started, and will continue until the first hard freeze, usually around Nov. 20 or so.
  Our cooler is still full of harvested apples, so there's plenty for anyone who wants to buy them.  Last week I delivered 120 pounds of apples to Oswego Schools and 80 pounds of apples to Baxter Springs Schools, and today I delivered 80 pounds of apples to Bartlett School.  I keep picking more apples as people buy them and I deliver to schools, so the cooler stays full.
Our cooler is full of harvested apples, as I keep picking more apples as people buy them and I deliver to schools.
   We're open for sales and pick-your-own apples Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun. 1 to 6 p.m.  However, some weekdays I'm gone for brief periods delivering fruit to schools, so it's best to call 620-597-2450 a day or two ahead, and leave a message on the answering machine saying what day and time you plan to come, so I can look for you.