|Strawberries are starting to gain size on April 17, but are still a week away from the start of harvest.|
We also have harvested asparagus for sale by order, now till about June 15. We still have lots of nice 'Enterprise' and 'GoldRush' apples for sale, kept in top condition in our cooler. There are plenty of large apples, both #1's and #2's, plus some smaller #1 'Enterprise' apples that I sorted for schools, which prefer the smaller size as they're perfect for kids' lunches. With schools winding down for the year, I have a couple boxes of these smaller #1 'Enterprise' apples to sell to those who ask for them.
We're still open by appointment until May 31, so call at least a few hours ahead and leave a message on the answering machine, saying what day & time you'll be coming to get asparagus and/or apples. We're very busy thinning peaches now, and can't see the driveway from the peach orchard, and don't always hear people come in if they just drop by. I'm also busy with weed control in blackberries, and can't hear cars over the sound of the tractor.
|'Natchez' thornless balckberries are blooming heavily now, and should start to ripen about June 24 or so.|
|Rachael Triebel, our other workers, and I used pneumatic limb shakers to shake some fruit loose. Now we're doing follow-up hand thinning.|
|Bill applied nitrogen fertilizer to the peach orchard on May 15.|