Monthly Archives: August 2011

Native bee survey

We just got the official results of our native bee survey done by Cornell researchers 2009-2011.  They came out here and sampled all the bees during pollination and the number of species is astounding.  We provide the native bee list … Continue reading

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Raspberry sale cleans of plants before storm

August 29,2011. Hurricane laid down about .75 inches of rain and lots of 30 plus mph winds. No real damage to the fruit that I can see. Some fruit drop in a few trees in on the north side of … Continue reading

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Hundreds of pints of raspberries

August 25,2011. Excellent day at home yesterday. We had to do a raspberry upick sale due the abundance of ripe fruit. Went well but did not get them cleaned up by any means. Hopefully the rain will move out today. … Continue reading

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First apple maggot ever in the orchard

August 24,2011. Excellent crowds at home for early apples, upick peaches, raspberries, peaches and blueberries. We picked the tops of our new Zestar apples, 4 flats raspberries, 74 pecks peaches, 22 bushels Clapps Favorite pears, and 28 trays blue plums … Continue reading

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You-pickers out in force

August 21,2011. Upickers are out for the new season. They picked 34 bushels of apples to get things started. Large turnouts for apples and raspberries. Very gratifying. We set up for some upick peaches today. Weather does not look too … Continue reading

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Apple you-pick started, we’re officially worn out

August 19,2011. More grafting Thursday. About two-thirds done. Continue monitoring traps for any late season surprises–codling moth and apple maggot primarily, though oriental fruit moth and european apple sawfly could also crop up. Maggot would be the only thing we’d … Continue reading

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Grafting begins

August 17,2011. Beautiful morning. Yesterday cleared out just in time for the Market. We sold out with lots of stuff which was great. We picked 40 pecks of Red haven Peaches which sold about as fast as they were picked … Continue reading

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