Posts Tagged ‘watermelons’

Enjoy the fruits of summer while you can!

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Peach season is moving right along.  We currently have our tree-ripened white-fleshed and yellow-fleshed freestone peaches at the market.  The white-fleshed variety has a tropical flavor; it’s both lovely and tasty when combined with blueberries and/or traditional yellow-fleshed peaches.  We still have plenty of our own vine-ripened cantaloupe and watermelons, and we currently have local blueberries, but the season will end soon.  Our vine-ripened tomatoes are now tasty and looking good!   We now have some late-summer apples from our orchards; Zestar! (the father of SweeTango(R)) and Gingergold are now ripe.  Look for our SweeTango(R) apples by September 1!

New photos on homepage

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

You know it’s getting toward the end of summer when local melons are ripe!  The photos of our farm in Oceana County on our homepage include some of our melons (we have both orange-fleshed and green-fleshed melons, sweet and juicy), one of our watermelons (we grow several varieties), a close-up of apples showing the typical freckling of SweeTango(R) apples that are turning red (we hope these will make the grade to earn the name!), one of our young orchards which will produce some SweeTango(R) apples around the first of September (the apples will be nice and red by then!), and two photos of peaches ripening.  You may notice the stubs of branches near a couple of the peaches.  Summer pruning is done on peaches; branches without fruit (often growing straight up) are removed to prevent them from shading the fruit.  Peaches need to see plenty of sunshine to develop their beautiful color and juicy sweet flavor.

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