Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Apples Ripening, & Many Pears Ripe

   'Enterprise' apples are starting to ripen, so our pick-your-own apple season is about to begin.  We'll have harvested and pick-your-own 'Enterprise' apples from Oct. 2 until about Nov. 20, and harvested and pick-your-own 'GoldRush' apples from about Oct. 20 until about Nov. 25.  We have harvested 'Jonafree' apples and a few other apple varieties for sale now, and will have harvested 'Enterprise' and 'GoldRush' apples from about Oct. 20 until about May 31.
We have harvested 'Jonafree' apples (front box) for sale now, plus 'Shinko' Asian pears (2nd box, left bag), 'Blake's Pride' European pears (2nd box, right bag), and 'Luscious' European pears (3rd box).
   We still have many harvested pears and Asian pears for sale.  We have 'Luscious', 'Blake's Pride' and 'Harrowsweet' European pears, and 'Shinko' Asian pears, now until about Oct. 22 or so.  I give taste samples of all of these, and of the different apple varieties.  We're almost done harvesting pears now, and our cooler is full of pears and a few apples.  Come and sample some new varieties!
   The fall-bearing red raspberries and yellow raspberries are starting to produce well now.  We only have a few bushes of these fall-bearing raspberries, so if you want to pick a few pints of raspberries also when you come to pick apples and/or buy harvested pears and apples, phone 620-597-2450 a day or two before you plan to come.  Leave a phone message saying your name, the day and approximate time you plan to come, and that you want to pick raspberries.  When I get your message, I'll save some raspberries for you to pick; otherwise, I pick them all for our own use.

I picked these fall-bearing 'Anne' yellow raspberries and 'Polka' red raspberries yesterday.  Phone 620-597-2450 and leave a message if you want to pick raspberries; otherwise, I pick them all for our own use.
   From Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, we're open our fall hours, as the sidebar at left shows: open Mon. to Sat. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sun. 1-6 p.m.  Scroll down for updated highway detour directions, two posts below.