|We're still harvesting 'Blake's Pride' European pears, and have have many for sale now.|
European pears are picked when firm-ripe, when the fruit's groundcolor or undercolor, the color underneath the red or orange blush, turns from dark green to light green. If left on the tree beyond that stage, they'll drop or develop internal breakdown. We harvest all the pears because they're tricky to pick. European pears will keep well in the fridge for 6 weeks, and need to be placed on the counter 3 to 4 days before you want to use them, to soften and turn yellow.
Asian pears will be ripe about Sept. 16 until Oct. 18 this year. We have a few early apples for sale now, but the main apple season (and pick-your-own apple season) won't start until late Sept., and apples will be heavy all of Oct. and Nov.
From Sept. 1 to Nov. 31 we're open our fall hours: Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. & Sun. 1-6 p.m. For highway detour directions, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "older posts".