Last updated August 22, 2017
Figs Continue - but demand exceeds supply!Picking your own? - Best to be the first in the field.
Want Pre-Picked? - Call First and Reserve
Figs are popular - they go fast
and we have to clear the trees each afternoon to keep the bees to a minimum.
Muscadines Have Begun.You must take your time to get the soft sweet ones.
For those willing to work for them.
Continue at a Trickle
You have to look down, in and under the bushes.
Blueberries are done for the year.
Please Do Not Pick the PersimmonsSee our Newsletter for more details.
Seedless Table Grapes Are GoneWe have a few gallons of pre-picked in the cooler.
Once they are gone, no more seedless grapes.
Call First Before Making Special Trip for Pre-PickedWe try to have pre-picked of the current harvest on hand, but we can run out. Best to call first if you are making a special trip, to make sure we have them. Be sure to ask us to set them aside for you. We could have them when you call, but sell out by the time you get there if we have not set them aside.
Still to Come!Persimmons - September 15
See our Newsletter for
Muscadines have begun.
The best way to pick a muscadine is by softness. You pick Muscadines one berry at a time. You do not pick clusters. You need to look at the grape and judge by the color if it needs to be felt. Then feel the grape ... if it is hard do not pick it. If you think it is a little soft the next step is to do a test eating. Is it sweet??? is the skin tender??? Repeat this process until you learn by feel what is a ripe muscadine grape.
Be sure to review our "Tips for Picking Muscadines" for more information.
- but the demand exceeds the supply.
If you are coming to pick your own, you will want to be one of the first in the field. What isn't picked in the morning, we have to send pickers out to clear the ripe fruit every afternoon. We do this to keep down the bees and also because figs will split and become undesirable for anything but jammming pretty darn quick.
Check out our "Tips for Picking Figs"
Blueberries are done.
The blackberries continue to trickle.
You probably have to be a die hard, willing to look for them. You have to look down, in and under the bushes. We expect blackberries to continue to trickle in the Chester variety and in the primocane varieties-
Black Magic and Prime Ark 45.
The Chester blackberries can be deceptive- from a distance they appear to be all red but when you walk up to them you can see the black ones.
Many have seen the persimmons growing along the parking lot. The variety is Izu. They look tempting but we ask you not to pick them. First, they are not ripe until they are orange. And Second, they must be cut off the tree with fairly stout snippers. As a result, we will only sell them pre-picked.
We are forecasting September 15 for the persimmons harvest.
Check out our Newsletter for more information on persimmons.
We still have eggs and jams for sale on the porch. We sold out of the frozen blueberries and blackberries we had over the winter. Please let us know if you think we should expand the volume for the winter of 2017. Purchases are on the honor system if we are not there.