'Blake's Pride' and 'Luscious' European pears are still ripening plentifully. This morning two of our workers, Tim Epler and Luke Laws, and I harvested about 350 pounds of 'Luscious' European pears, so we now have plenty for sale. Thankfully Tim and Luke will help pick pears again on Monday, as Labor Day is a school holiday.
|I've harvested many 'Blake's Pride' pears, and today our workers and I harvested many 'Luscious' European pears.|
|'Jonasun', a selection from my apple breeding program that I just named this year, is one of the few early apple varieties that I'm picking.|
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. As stated in the last blog post, 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.