All our apple varieties are immune to apple scab disease, so we don't have to spray for that disease, so we can put on 1/3 fewer fungicide sprays than if we grew scab-susceptible apple varieties such as 'Jonathan'. 'Enterprise' and most of our other apple varieties originated from a cooperative apple breeding program between Univ. of Illinois, Purdue Univ. and Rutgers Univ. that began in 1945. We also have one tree each of two other selections from this cooperative apple breeding program, Coop 27 and Coop 34, which are not yet named.
|Coop 34 apples are just starting to ripen. I harvested a few today and they all sold, but more will ripen over the next couple weeks.|
|Today I started harvesting this selection from a cross of 'Sundance' and Coop 34, and named it 'Sunburst'.|
I give taste samples of all our apple varieties. Scroll down two blog posts for apple prices.
From Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, as the sidebar at left says, we're open our fall hours: Mon. to Sat. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sundays 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. only. I'm usually harvesting apples in the orchard, so I put a sign on the sales building to ring the bell. Ring it loudly, once or twice, and I'll hear it.
Many early mornings I apply herbicides around fruit plants, and I can't see or hear cars come in the driveway while I'm spraying. So if you want to come before 10 a.m., please phone 620-597-2450 the day before you come and leave a message saying the day and time you'll come, so I can look for you. Thanks.