We also still have many apples and pecans for sale. Just phone 620-597-2450 a day in advance, and leave a message on the answering machine saying your name and the day and approximate time you're coming to get them.
The phone rings in the house, and I check for messages when I come in from working in the orchards or sorting apples in the sales building. When the weather's nice it's especially important to call a day ahead, as I can't always see the driveway from some parts of the fruit plantings, and when I'm working on a tractor I can't hear vehicles come in if you just drop by.
|'Natchez' blackberry canes have started blooming, and raspberry plants are blooming also.|
|These 'Contender' peaches set a pretty good crop despite frosts during bloom, praise God. Soon we will start thinning the excess young peaches where several fruit set close together, as in the bottom right of the photo.|
We have many harvested 2nds apples, great for baking or for making apple butter. Usually 90 to 95% of the fruit is still usable, but they're 69% the cost at $0.83 per pound + tax. A 20-lb. box of harvested 2nds apples costs just $15.74 + tax ($0.79 per pound + tax), which saves $8.00 off a 20-lb. box of #1 apples. If you get 40 lbs. of 2nds apples, the price goes down to just $0.74 per pound + tax ($14.82 + tax per 20-lb. box).
We also still have cracked 'Kanza' pecans for sale. 'Kanza' pecans are known for cracking out almost entirely in intact kernels, and our new high-efficiency pecan cracking machine cracks this variety so well that 2/3 of the shells are removed by the blower. The price for pecans is $15.28 per bag + tax. Each bag has the equivalent of 6 pounds of in-shell pecans, and when you pick them out, you get at least 3 pounds of nutmeats.