Our summer prepicked raspberry season is over for the year. This was the latest and one of the longest seasons we have had and we are pretty tired. To all of you who purchased our berries, Thank You. You make the hard work worthwhile. We expect our PYO fall raspberry season will start mid August. The Caroline and Josephine fall raspberries are late but for the most part look good. We just recently planted some more Triple Crown blackberries. Below is a picture of one of the plants. We plant them in plastic mulch which controls weeds and allows to greatly reduce herbicide usage.
Tuesday July 5th we will finally start picking raspberries. This is by far the latest we have ever started. The Lauren raspberry floricanes (the canes that produce this years crop) were killed by the cold weather and mice this year so we will have to wait for next year for them to be available. We will be picking K81-6 red raspberries and Royalty purple raspberries. The Royalty berries are a cross between red raspberries and black raspberries (black caps). The are my favorite berry for jam or anywhere you want a lot of raspberry flavor. K81-6 raspberries are my favorite for eating fresh. But I would suggest you try both, everyone's tastes are different. Blueberries will be a week or so more before we start picking them. I hope you have a berry nice 4th of July.