Archive for June, 2014

6-29-14

We will begin to transition from clingstones to freestones this week.  There will still be Summerprince to pick, but Harvester and Caroking should dominate by week’s end.  Blazeprince and Carolina Belle are also close to picking.  July is peach month, so you should consider stocking up on peaches in the coming weeks.  I believe mid July will be the peak of the season with many good freestone varieties available.  We are also gathering blueberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, and melons.  Check back later for more farm news.

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6-22-14

This week we are picking Summerprince and Sureprince.  These are our last two clingstone varieties.  Late in the week we will begin picking Harvester, which is a very good yellow freestone.  The farm is still dry, as we are irrigating the ripening varieties.  The early peaches have had great flavor this year.  I believe the weather has been perfect for optimum flavor.  We will pick a few tomatoes this week along with corn and blueberries.  Check back later for more farm news.

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6-16-14

We are still picking clingstone varieties.  The flavor has been good, but clings are smaller than the freestones which will be available in about 10 days.  The weather is dry on the farm with a total of about six tenths of an inch of rain in the last three weeks.  This week the main peach is Rubyprince, while next week Sureprince and Summerprince will be the main varieties.  These are all yellow clingstones.  The U-PICK orchard will open sometime in July.  Check back next week for more farm news.

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6-6-14

We are opening the fruit stand this week.  The main variety will be Rubyprince.  This is one of the better clingstone varieties.  There will probably be freestones available around the 24th of June.  We hope to have some produce available, but more will be available next week.  The farm is pretty dry, so we have been irrigating around the clock.  This weather has deterred some plantings of melons due to extremely dry topsoil.  We may have go with more fall produce such as pumpkins if it doesn’t rain this week.  PEACH SEASON IS HERE.  Check back later for more farm news.

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