|Many #1 'Enterprise' red apples & 'GoldRush' yellow apples are ready for sale in our sales building.|
|These #2 'Enterprise' & 'GoldRush' apples are great for making salads, sliced apples, pies, breads, applesauce, apple butter, etc. 40 lbs. harvested #2 apples (2 boxes) now cost just $27.83 + tax.|
Studies have shown that locally-produced fruits have up to 6 times the levels of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants as do fruits grown in the arid western U.S. and shipped halfway across the country. Utilizing locally-produced fruit also saves fossil fuel energy, and they taste MUCH better!
From Dec. 1 to May 31, we're open by appointment, so please phone a day or two before coming, and leave a message on the phone answering machine saying what day & about what time you'll be coming, so I can look for you. If you haven't phoned ahead and are in the vicinity, you can drop by; I'll probably be working on the fruit plantings or sorting apples in the sales building most days, unless it's super cold or I'm delivering apples to schools.
Last Wed. and Fri. while it was warm, I propagated more 'Triple Crown' thornless blackberries. Our 'Triple Crown' planting had sections of another thornless blackberry variety, 'Navaho', mixed in. 'Navaho' was the first upright thornless blackberry variety released and tastes good, but the fruit are smaller, and many customers complained about that. So last year we killed the 'Navaho' plants, and started replacing them with 'Triple Crown'. Last week I carefully dug up the tip layers of 'Triple Crown', where the long side branches arch to the ground and send out roots, and transplanted them to the spots between the stubs of the removed 'Navaho' plants.
During extreme cold spells I do computer work in the house, such as sending e-mails and filing taxes. I just sent payments for 4th quarter sales tax and our workers' Social Security & Medicare taxes. This Sat. it should be warm enough for our workers to start pruning apple trees.