Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Apple Harvest Finishing, Pecan Harvest Starting

The Jones family had fun picking 'Enterprise' apples on Mon. afternoon Nov. 9.  Come in the next few days if you want to pick 'Enterprise' apples.
   We still offer pick-your-own apples for the next 10 days or so.  If you want to pick 'Enterprise' apples, come this week, as I hope to finish harvesting all the 'Enterprise' by Sat. afternoon Nov. 14.  The 'Enterprise' crop is much larger than last year, so we're still picking them.  'GoldRush' pick-your-own harvest continues until about Nov. 18 to 21.
'GoldRush' apples are still ripening, so 'GoldRush' pick-your-own harvest continues until about Nov. 18 to 21.
   Besides 'Enterprise' and 'GoldRush', we have about 18 other apple varieties and selections for sale as harvested apples.  We still have many 'Shinko' Asian pears for sale for about 2 more weeks, until they sell out.  I give taste samples of all our apple varieties and Asian pears, to those interested in buying them.
   Harvested apples and pears are kept in top condition in our cooler, set at 34 F, ideal for apples and pears.  So you can come buy harvested apples and pears even when it's raining.
    We've now harvested 100 large bins of apples, mostly 'Enterprise' plus a few 'GoldRush', for winter storage.  Last Saturday afternoon two of our workers and I harvested over 1000 pounds of 'Enterprise' apples in 4 1/2 hours.  Today I harvested over 500 pounds of 'Enterprise' apples myself.
A few days ago I harvested these large bins of  'Enterprise' and 'GoldRush' apples for winter storage.
   'Enterprise' apples keep well in our cooler or a fridge for 6 to 7 months, and 'GoldRush' apples keep well in our cooler or a fridge for 8 to 10 months.  All winter I sort apples from these bins into trays holding 20 pounds each.  We currently have about 1200 pounds of sorted and cleaned apples in these trays, ready to sell.  For prices, scroll down 3 posts.
We now have cracked 'Osage' pecans for sale.  This is our earliest pecan variety.
   We're expecting a good crop of pecans this year.  We just started harvesting pecans, and just started cleaning and cracking the pecans for sale.  We now have cracked 'Osage' pecans for sale.  Cracked 'Kanza' pecans should start in mid-late Nov. once we get a hard freeze of 26 F or lower.  We should have cracked pecans for sale until mid-May.
   For payment, we accept cash or checks, but NO credit cards or debit cards.  Please bring your checkbook or enough cash to cover the amount of fruit and pecans you'll buy.