Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Extended Season for Thornless Blackberries & Everbearing Raspberries

   We praise God that we're getting some rain this morning, and hope we get more today.  Thornless blackberries will keep ripening until at least Aug. 16 or 18 this year, so there's still time to set a day to come pick blackberries.
   We have only 20% the amount of our usual thornless blackberry crop due to extensive cold damage to the fruiting canes last winter, so you still need to call 620-597-2450 to set a day and time to pick blackberries. We sell them pick-your-own only, for $2.55 per quart + tax pick-your-own.
A group who picked 'Triple Crown' thornless blackberries on Mon. evening July 28 also picked some everbearing red raspberries and yellow raspberries.
   A few everbearing red raspberries and yellow raspberries are ripening now until about Oct. 15, so those who come to pick blackberries may pick some raspberries also.  Raspberries are still $1.86 per pint + tax pick-your-own.  Black raspberries and purple raspberries are done for the season.
More everbearing yellow raspberries and red raspberries will keep ripening now until about Oct. 15.
   Sandhill plums will keep ripening until about Aug. 4 or 5.  Sandhill plums are small and very tart, so not for fresh eating, but make wonderful jams, jellies and sauces.  Sandhill plums are $2.55 per quart + tax pick-your-own, and are sold pick-your-own only.
   We still have cracked 'Pawnee' pecans for sale, for $14.86 per 5-lb. bag.  We're open our summer hours until Aug. 31: Mon. to Sat. 7:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 7-9 p.m., and Sun. 7-9 p.m. only.