With the cooler temperatures the blackberries are doing great. They are big and sweet. U-Pick blackberries will be available for about the next month. Best Picking will be in the next 2 weeks. For those who want prepicked blackberries we are taking order from now until August 1. Next week we will have donut peaches available.
We now have Rubyprince (yellow) and Manon (white) peaches. Early next week we will start picking Silver Gem nectarines, a white low acid nectarine. In 7-10 days we will start picking the donut peaches. U-Pick blackberries (Triple Crown) will start Monday. The heat is hard on them and you will have to pick around the sunburned berries to get the good ones. We will have some prepicked blackberries as soon as the heat moderates. The heat has done in our raspberry crop so U-Pick raspberries are done until Mid August when the fall raspberries start. When it gets this hot it is basically survival mode, we work hard to keep everything watered. The heat is great for the peaches they are sweet and the quality is excellent.
We just picked our Manon peaches. This is a white low acid, very sweet peach, developed in France. We think it tastes very good. In the next 7-10 days we will be picking Ruby Prince, a yellow peach with a traditional peach flavor. The heat is hard on the raspberries, we will have prepicked for about a week and u-pick for a little longer. We will then have a break in the raspberries until mid-August when the Caroline raspberries start up. Fro there we should have raspberries into early October. The Triple Crown blackberries will start in about 2 weeks depending on the weather. Stop by for a free sample of the peach of the week.
Today we picked Earlystar Peaches, a early yellow peach. It is a peach with the classic flavor. It is a clingstone and has good flavor for an early peach. Friday we will start picking Manon. We are excited about this peach. It is a low acid white peach, so it tastes very sweet. We are open 7-5 Monday - Saturday. If you arrive in the morning and no one is up at the berry barn ring the bell, we are probably picking.
U-pick raspberry season is here. The berries are big and the weather is cooperating to give us a good start. The patch is open 6AM to 3Pm Monday - Saturday. If the weather cooperates we will be picking this patch for the month of July, we will have a short break in early August and then start the fall raspberries from Mid-August through October. We also have pre-picked peaches for sale and will soon have some plumcots. We should have peaches and pluots/plumcots available for the next 3 months. We look forward to seeing you