We have been dry all week, which has helped the peaches. The final varieties of the season are in. They are Fairtime, Autumnprince, and Sweet September. These peaches hold well, but they do not get real soft. We advise people to eat them when they get spongy when you press them. They do have a good flavor. Hopefully, we can extend these varieties into mid September. Apples are coming in strong as we are into Red and Golden Delicious along with Granny Smith. Fujis will be available soon with Pink Lady and Arkansas Black ripening in late September. We hope to have Sweet Potatoes by next week. Check back next week for more farm news.
Archive for August, 2013
The past week has been hard on peaches with wet drizzly weather. Late peaches have low tolerance to brown rot and I’m kind of glad we didn’t have many Big Reds as the rot hurt them. We have dried out now, so I am hopeful the last three varieties will do well. We will start Fairtimes early in the week followed by Autumnprince and Sweet September by the weekend. Apple sales have picked up as September nears. We have a good supply of Golden and Red Delicious along with Granny Smith apples. The season’s end is approaching, so stop by soon to get some late peaches and apples. Check back next week for more farm news.
We are still getting too much wet weather for apples and peaches, however they are persevering well. We will be light on peaches this week because our Big Reds were hurt bad in the spring freeze. We hope the Flameprince will last until the Parades and Fairtimes are ready, but it could be a stretch. Apples are coming in as we have started both Red and Golden Delicious along with Granny Smith. We still have tomatoes available, but they are also getting scarce. It would be nice to have some dry weather on the fruit. Check back next week for more farm news.
Peaches are beginning to slow down some as we are moving into later varieties. We still hope to have peaches into late September, but the supply will be smaller than mid-season peaches. Gala apples are near the end as we have begun picking Golden Delicious. The Goldens are still slightly green, but will do fine for cooking and eating if you like a slightly sour apple. As the days go by they will get more sugar in them along with a golden color. We will start Granny Smith and Red Delicious around the 20th of August. Melons are also getting scarce, but tomatoes are still plentiful. Check back next week for more farm news.
We are moving into later peaches now as Carolina Gold and Tyler are in. Flameprince and Augustprince will ripen later in the week. Gala apples are in full swing and we should pick some Red and Golden Delicious as early as the 15th of this month. We have been dry the last few days which has helped the fruit sweeten along with deterring disease development. Watermelons and tomatoes are still available, but cantaloupes are near the end for us. Come see us soon because the end of peach season is approaching. Check back next week for more farm news.