We also still have some 'Blake's Pride' European pears, which get huge, for sale. If you want 'Blake's Pride' pears, come soon, since I'm almost done harvesting them. Tomorrow I'll start harvesting 'Harrowsweet', our last European pear variety, and we'll keep harvesting them for the next 3 weeks or so.
|Tomorrow I'll start harvesting 'Harrowsweet', our latest-ripening European pear variety, and we'll keep harvesting them for the next 3 weeks or so.|
I'm also harvesting many 'Shinko' Asian pears. Asian pears stay firm and crunchy, are very sweet and juicy, and keep well in the fridge for 3 to 4 months. I give taste samples of all our pear varieties.
|'Shinko' Asian pears stay firm and crunchy, and are very sweet and juicy.|
|'Sun Flare' is a selection from my apple breeding program that I just named 2 days ago. It's very sweet and crisp. I picked about 50 lbs. of 'Sun Flare', and about 30 lbs. have already sold.|
We also usually have some 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.
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 early 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.