Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Many Pick-Your-Own & Harvested Apples & Pears

   Many people came last weekend to pick their own 'Enterprise' apples.  This variety will keep ripening until about Nov. 20, so there will be lots more to pick.  Many people love the flavor of 'Enterprise', and it's excellent for all uses: fresh eating, pies, applesauce, apple butter, cider, etc.  We'll also have pick-your-own 'GoldRush' apples from about Oct. 20 until about Nov. 25.
'Enterprise' apples will keep ripening until about Nov. 20, and they keep 6 to 8 months in our cooler or your fridge.  You can pick your own 'Enterprise' or buy harvested apples.
Oswego preschoolers had fun picking 'Enterprise' apples last Thurs. Oct. 3.
   We have many harvested 'Enterprise' and 'Jonafree' apples for sale now, plus small amounts of a few other apple varieties and selections, including selections from my own apple breeding program.  We also still have harvested 'Luscious', 'Blake's Pride' and 'Harrowsweet' pears, and 'Shinko' Asian pears, for the next couple weeks.  I give taste samples of all these apple and pear varieties, so come try them!
'Scarlett O'Hara' apple (in rear bag, from the Purdue, Rutgers & Illinois breeding program), and a selection from my breeding program (in front bag) are just two of the many different varieties and selections you can sample here.
   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 Sundays 1-6 p.m.  Scroll down for updated highway detour directions.