Thursday, October 11, 2012

Many Harvested Apples for Sale

   Rain is predicted for Fri. Oct. 12 & Sat. Oct. 13, which will put a damper on our busiest pick-your-own apples days, but our cooler is now almost full of apples we've harvested in the last few days.  We have many harvested 'Enterprise' apples for sale, smaller amounts of 'Sundance' and Coop 27, and even smaller amounts of 'GoldRush' and 'Scarlett O'Hara'.  Each variety has its own unique flavor, and I give taste samples.
Coop 27, foreground, is a selection from the same apple breeding program that produced 'Sundance' (the yellow apple in the middle), 'Enterprise' (the red apple in the back), 'GoldRush' and 'Scarlett O'Hara'.  We have many harvested apples for sale.
People are amazed at the size of some of the 'Sundance' apples: some weigh a pound a piece.  One reason this variety can get so big is that even when its fruit clusters aren't thinned enough, often just one apple per cluster will develop well while the others stay stunted.
   The pick-your-own apple season should continue for the next 4 or 5 weeks.  We still have lots of 'Enterprise' and some Coop 27 apples to pick.  'GoldRush' apples are just starting to ripen, and should continue until mid-Nov.
Kids love to pick apples!  Our pick-your-own apple season should continue for the next 4 or 5 weeks.
   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.