Raspberry Runup

Our Summer Pick-Your-Own starts sometime after Independence Day and lasts as long as the fruit lasts. Meanwhile, a lot happens in May & June: here’s a quick look.
 
On June 7th, last year the Reveille and Killarney, our earlier varieties, had just finished their bloom. By JULY 7th, there were enough ripe ones to open the gates! In 2017 Spring has been much cooler than last year, it’s June 5th already and the berry blossoms have not opened. But raspberries move amazingly fast once they start!
Meanwhile, as in 2016, the pie cherries and black-currants have already flowered, been pollinated, and showed fruit – but we should expect them to ripen more slowly this year, temperatures are in the 50’s this first week of June!
Raspberries after pollination

So last year these drab pollinated post-flowers

Thanks to pollinator bugs, flies, ants, everybody

swiftly made these fancy treats,

CherriesJun7th

and these green marbles

     
Cherries Mid-close

became these beauties.

     
Raspberries & Blackcurrants

We hope to see you in the berry field this July 2017.  Details later as Nature allows!

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