|These 'China Pearl ' white peach trees had fewer killed pistils than the earliest-blooming peach varieties.|
Our workers and I pruned more blackberries this afternoon, and I will be busy pruning peach trees and pear trees all next week. We still have many 'Enterprise' and 'GoldRush' apples for sale, and cracked 'Kanza' pecans. Phone 620-597-2450 a day or so ahead, and leave a message on the answering machine saying the day and about what time you're coming. When I'm pruning the peach and pear orchards, I can't see or hear vehicles come in the driveway, so it's best to call ahead, but if you drop by, ring the bell on the sales building, which I can usually hear.
Our #1 apples, with no damage, sell just as fast as I sort them. A 20-lb. box of #1 apples still costs $23.15 + tax ($1.15 per pound + tax), which saves $1.00 off the per-pound price.
We have many 2nds apples, with small cracks, cork spots or other surface damage, so we've just reduced the price on these. A 20-lb. box of 2nds apples now costs just $14.82 + tax ($0.74 per pound + tax). When you buy two boxes, each 20-lb. box of 2nds apples costs just $13.89 + tax ($0.69 per pound + tax), so that's $27.78 + tax for 40 lbs. of 2nds apples.
Pecans are still $15.05 per 5-pound bag + tax. Asparagus should start about March 28 and is sold harvested for $2.78 per pound + tax.