Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Late Raspberries, Blackberries & Wild Goose Plums Ripe

  Many everbearing red and yellow raspberries are ripe now, and more will keep ripening until the first frost in mid-Oct.  We also still have some nice large thornless blackberries to pick for the next few days, though you have to hunt for them.
Customers picked these thornless blackberries and everbearing red and yellow raspberries a few days ago.
   Call 620-597-2450 to set a day and time to pick berries; otherwise, I pick them for Bill to make jam.  He made a batch of blackberry jam a few weeks ago, and it's almost sold out already, so he'll make more this weekend.  Last weekend he made purple raspberry jam, and the weekend before he made black raspberry jam.  All these jams are seedless, as he strains out the seeds when making them.
   Wild goose plums (Prunus munsoniana) are ripening now until mid-Sept.  Several customers have picked these already, along with the last of the sandhill plums (Prunus angustifolia).  Both of these native plums make great jam, each with their own unique taste.

Wild goose plums are ripening now until mid-Sept.
   We'll have some harvested early apples, 'Gala' and 'Jonafree', for sale starting Aug. 26.  The main apple harvest season, and pick-your-own apple season, will start in late Sept. and go until mid-late Nov.  We'll start harvesting pears in early Sept.
   We still have cracked 'Pawnee' pecans for sale for the next few weeks.  'Pawnee' is a very large pecan variety with great taste.
   We're still open our summer hours, as the sidebar at left shows, until Aug. 31.  Our fall hours start on Sept. 1.