Archive for July, 2013

7-28-13

This week we’ve been blessed with more rain.  This has caused some varieties to ripen faster than I would like.  This week we will begin to pick Cresthaven, Early Augustprince, China Pearl, and Sunprince.  These are all good varieties.  I walked the Georgia Belles today and there seems to be plenty left for those who prefer to pick their own.  The supply of peaches will be good for the next two weeks if we don’ get too much rain.  The late August varieties were hurt by the freeze so our supply could be light for a short week to ten days at that time. We will also be picking Ozark Gold apples this week along with some Galas which are beginning to ripen.  We are also picking some nice watermelons which are available at the stand.  Stop by and see us.  Check back next week for more farm news.

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7-23-13

There is an abundance of good peaches this week as we continue to harvest Contender, Ruston Red, Scarletprince, and Julyprince.  The weather has been good with lots of sunshine.  This helps sweeten the fruit.  We are also picking Ozark Gold apples.  Next week we should begin picking Galas.  Watermelons, tomatoes, cantaloupes, cucumbers, and green peppers are also available.  Next weeks peach varieties will be Sunprince, Cresthaven, and Early Augustprince.  Now is a good time to get your peaches.  Check back next week for more farm news.

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7-15-13

The weatherman predicts a dry week for a change.  The next two weeks will be the peak of peach season with lots of good varieties such as Contender, July Prince, Scarlet Prince, and Ruston Red.  Our U-Pick orchard is open with a pretty good crowd showing up for opening day.  If you plan on freezing or canning peaches, this would be a good time to come visit and purchase some of the best peaches of the season.  The crop came through the rains well and will get sweeter with each sunny day.  This Saturday the Peach Festival will be held in Candor, which is three miles west of our fruit stand on hwy 211.  This is usually one of our busiest days.  Check back next week for more farm news.

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7-7-13

We are starting to dry out.  This week will be a big peach week with Loring, Windblow, Carogem, and Big Mac ready to pick.  July is peach month and there will be lots of nice peaches for sale.  We don’t pick the same variety every day, so call ahead if there is a certain variety you would like to reserve.  My tomatoes have been hindered by all the rain, but they are available now.  Hopefully the next planting will look better in a couple of weeks.  Watermelons, cantaloupes, blueberries, and sweet corn are now available.  Come by and see us soon.  Check back next week for more peach news.

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7-1

Rain has been the rule this week as we have had over 6 inches in four days.  We would like to dry out, but the peaches have actually faired much better than expected.  There were some minor splits and soft tips, but overall they look good.  July is Peach Month as the best peaches of the season will ripen.  This week we are picking Harvester, Blazeprince, and Carolina Belle.  Next week we should start on Windblow, Loring, Carogem, and Big Mac.  We also have sweet corn, cucumbers, cantaloupes, and tomatoes.  July is the month to get your peaches, so come visit our fruit stand.  Check back next week for more peach news.

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