Monday, October 24, 2016

Many Pick-Your-Own Apples Now

   Our pick-your-own apple season is going strong.  Many 'Enterprise' apples are ripe now, and more will ripen over the next 2 weeks.  'GoldRush' apples have just started to ripen, and more will be available for pick-your-own until mid-Nov.
We'll still have 'Enterprise' apples for pick-your-own customers for the next 2 weeks, and harvested 'Enterprise' apples for sale for the next 6 months or so.
   We use plastic grocery sacks in different colors for pick-your-own apples, and appreciate it if customers can bring some clean, non-ripped, used bags.  I have plenty of white bags, but am very low on tan, yellow, gray and blue bags, so need those.  Reusing is better for the environment than recycling.  Please also bring back any peach boxes or berry containers you got from previous visits to Brenda's Berries & Orchards, so we can reuse them.  Thanks.
The Harrigan family had fun picking 'Enterprise' apples last week.  Come in the next 12 days if you want to pick 'Enterprise' apples.
   We also have harvested 'Enterprise' apples, Coop 27, Coop 34, and apple selections from my breeding program for sale now.  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' or 'Golden Delicious'.  I give taste samples of all our apple varieties.
   For prices, scroll down two blog posts.  For payment, we accept cash or checks (from any state), but NO credit cards or debit cards.  We do not have a card reader or a phone line to the sales building.  Please bring your checkbook or enough cash to cover the amount of apples you'll buy.  Thanks.
   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.