Many happy pickers came for the raspberries and cherries since we opened on July 10 – we appreciate the flexibility people have shown in adapting to the on again/off again schedule to let more berries ripen after a heavy picking day.
The raspberries did not have the late season push of more ripe berries that we used to get – some of this is due to the recent very hot weather and some to the fact that the Nova’s in the lower field were planted 13 years ago.
We expect the new planting of Boyne raspberries in the upper field will give us a good crop next year and we will replant 500 more Nova’s next spring in the three lower field fallow rows.
The apple crop this year looks very good – adequate moisture is giving us good size – if we avoid hail storms, it will be a bumper crop. We will have an “EARLY APPLE SATURDAY” ( or possibly an early apple weekend ) in September for Zestars, Sansas and Ginger Golds – I will post late August as we determine when fruit will be ripe. Zestars often get picked out on the first day.
Thanks for making the raspberry and cherry harvest a good one – cherry crop this year was exceptionally good. Things are currently quiet up on our hill as we prepare for 17 family visitors.
Come see us for apples!!