|Our workers Ben Miller (left), Tim Epler (center) and Tre Maxton (right) helped thin excess peaches today, from 'China Pearl' trees here.|
|All our blackberry varieties, such as these 'Ouachita' have many blooms now, so we should have great crops of blackberries as well as raspberries.|
Strawberries are ripe now until late May, and are sold pick-your-own only, by appointment only. We now have people scheduled to pick strawberries until the end of strawberry season, so we can make no more appointments for strawberry picking. After this strawberry season, we will retire from growing strawberries for sale, after providing pick-your-own strawberries to this area for 13 years. We'll still grow and sell 10 other species of fruit crops, plus pecans and asparagus, which keeps us extremely busy!
We still have many 'Enterprise' and 'GoldRush' apples for sale. 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 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 harvest continues until about June 8. Asparagus is sold harvested for $2.78 per pound + tax.