|Peach flowers, with pink petals, had some damaged pistils after this morning's frost, but that provides some beneficial fruit thinning since blooms are so heavy this year. Asian pear trees in rear, in bloom with white petals, had no damage.|
For the past couple days our workers and I have been busy pruning blackberry and raspberry plants, and we'll continue this for the next couple weeks. I'm also busy controlling weeds in the blackberry and raspberry planting, the strawberry planting, and the orchards.
|Our workers Brandon Ledford, Ben Miller and Tim Epler (left to right) and I pruned blackberry and raspberry plants today, as redbud trees bloom along our driveway in the background.|
|We still have many 'GoldRush' apples for sale, both #1's (green box at right) and #2's (blue box at left).|
We still have 5-lb. bags of cracked 'Kanza' pecans for sale, for $14.86 + tax per bag. 'Kanza' is a larger pecan variety, with excellent flavor.
We also have Bill's homemade jams and fruit butters for sale, all made from fruit we grow. He uses low-sugar pectin, so our fruit products are made with more fruit and less sugar. They cost $5.57 + tax per pint jar, and if you return the clean, empty jar to us after finishing the jam, you get $0.50 off your next jar of jam.
Asparagus harvest should start next week. These are nice thick spears and I break them off instead of cutting them, so almost all of the spear is tender and usable. Phone 620-597-2450 to order asparagus, which we sell harvested for $2.79 per pound + tax.
From Dec. 1 to May 31 we're open by appointment, so e-mail a few days ahead or phone a day or so ahead (or at least a few hours ahead) and leave a message on the answering machine saying when you're coming. If you drop by on a nice day and I don't see you come in, since I'm working elsewhere on the farm, ring the bell on the sales building.