We thank all of you for signing up for fruit ripening alerts, and supporting our organic farm. As all our bushes, vines and trees were picked clean last year, the big push this spring has been to put more plants in the ground. To that extent, we’ve planted more cherry trees, another 1,000 blueberry bushes, hundreds more gold and red raspberries, 2,000 new strawberry plants and cleared 3 acres for 480 semi-dwarf disease resistant apple trees, which will be planted next spring.
Unlike last year when all of our early variety blueberry plants were frosted in full bloom, decimating our early crop, this year the bushes are loaded, and will produce a bumper crop!
Blueberry lovers rejoice, we’re only a couple weeks away!
All of our strawberry plants we planted in specialized coir strawberry bags imported from England. These bags were a big hit last year, producing 15-20 pounds of berries each. We invented a strawberry trellis to house the bags, eliminating weeding and facilitating picking. So if you’re a strawberry lover who gave up picking because of back problems, come on by! The stand will open this weekend, and we will be officially open on next Thursday the 23rd. We are currently selling the bags ($25/ea) while they last.
The stone fruit this year did not cooperate. Obviously a weather-related issue, but none of the trees flowered. The apples and pears, on the other hand, look stellar. We’ll keep you apprised of their progress as the summer advances.
There will be a limited crop of kiwi fruit this fall, but due to the overwhelming response we received from last year’s crop, we are now propagating another 500 vines in our greenhouse to be planted in the field later this summer. These vines should produce fruit by 2018.
The Koi have literally been flying (or rather jumping) out of the tank, but we still have a couple hundred beautiful specimens to sell. So if your pond fish became predator prey this past winter, now’s a great time to re-stock.