|Customers have just started picking these 'Enterprise' apple trees. More 'Enterprise' apples will ripen over the next 5 to 6 weeks.|
|Coop 27 is another selection from the cooperative apple breeding program between Purdue University, University of Illinois, and Rutgers University. I'm harvesting our one Coop 27 apple tree, and have these for sale.|
We still have many harvested 'Luscious' and 'Harrowsweet' European pears and 'Shinko' Asian pears for sale. I give taste samples of all our apple and pear varieties, to those interested in buying them.
Small amounts of harvested pears and apples cost $1.20 per pound + tax. A 20-lb. box of pears or apples costs $23.15 + tax, which saves $1.00 off the per-pound price. I harvest pears and apples into two plastic bags per box, so you can get a mixed box of European and Asian pears, or one bag of pears and one bag of apples, and still get the 20-lb. discount.
We also usually have some harvested 2nds pears and a few 2nds apples, great for baking or for making pear butter or apple butter. Usually about 90% of the fruit is still usable, but they're 60% the cost at $0.83 per pound + tax.
Smaller amounts of pick-your-own apples are $0.93 per pound + tax for #1's and $0.69 per pound + tax for #2's. For 40 lbs. or more total of #1 and #2 pick-your-own apples, the price goes down to $0.88 per pound + tax for #1's and $0.65 per pound + tax for #2's. Weekdays are good uncrowded times to pick apples, for those who are able to come then.
|Each fall some 'Reveille' red raspberries fruit on the primocanes. Phone a day or two ahead if you want to pick raspberries.|
From Sept. 1 to Nov. 30 we're open our fall hours: Mon. to Sat. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., & Sundays 1 to 6 p.m. I'm very busy harvesting pears and apples all around the farm, and often can't see the driveway from the orchards. While harvesting, I put up a sign on the sales building, saying to ring the bell. I hear that and come to the sales building.