Update by Paul O'Neill

2016 Extended Season Information - Apples, Pears, Squash

posted Nov 1, 2016, 2:38 AM by Paul O'Neill   [ updated Nov 1, 2016, 2:39 AM ]

We are picking the last Fuji Apple, Golden Delicious Apple, and Winesap Apples.  This year we will be extending sales of Asian Pears, Apples into the winter months by utilizing our walk-in cooler.  We are also selling Winter Squash.  We are still developing a plan, and welcome your input.   For right now, we will be setting up to start selling indoors in our barn on Friday and Saturday, along with Wine sales.  We will still be doing outdoor sales on Fridays and Saturdays when it is very nice outside.

2016-10-08 - Picking Yonashi, Atago Asian Pear, Fuji, Mutsu, Jonagold Apple

posted Oct 9, 2016, 2:55 AM by Paul O'Neill   [ updated Oct 9, 2016, 2:56 AM ]

We are picking new varieties of Asian Pear and apples.  We are picking some Shinko pear upon request, but feel they still need one more week.

2016-09-30 Still Picking Hosui & Shinseiki 豊水

posted Sep 30, 2016, 6:03 AM by Paul O'Neill   [ updated Oct 9, 2016, 2:57 AM ]

We are still picking Hosui and Shinseiki asian pear.  They are extra sweet this week.  We are getting to the last rows of Hosui and Shinseiki and they will not last long.  Don't worry.  We will be picking Yonashi and the giant Atago pears soon!

2016-08-31 Picking Hosui Asian Pear 豊水

posted Aug 31, 2016, 7:55 PM by Paul O'Neill   [ updated Oct 9, 2016, 2:58 AM ]

Picking Hosui Asian Pear!  豊水  Hosui originated in1973 from Japan, and means "big juicy" in Japanese.  It is a medium large gold russetted pear, excellent eating quality.  One of our most popular varieties.

2016-08-26 - Picking Shinseiki Pear

posted Aug 26, 2016, 8:18 PM by Paul O'Neill   [ updated Oct 9, 2016, 2:58 AM ]

We are starting to see some of our Shinseiki Asian Pears ripen.  I picked some today and they were right on for ripeness.  Shinseiki store better in your refrigerator if you pick them early in the season.


posted Aug 18, 2016, 2:44 AM by Paul O'Neill   [ updated Oct 9, 2016, 2:58 AM ]

Update August 10, 2016, by Paul O'Neill: 

We were very nervous this spring with the unusual weather.  Many of our varieties were affected by last frost, so we expect this year's harvest to be slightly smaller than last year.  For the first time we have white and red seedless table grapes, ripe for the picking.  Our staff has sampled these varieties and we are very impressed with the sweetness and quality.  We are expecting lots of rain this weekend, and may not be able to pick until Monday, August 15.  We are not open right now for walk-in customers, so please call us and we will try to accommodate your requests.  We are sampling our asian pears and we guesstimate that our Shinseiki Asian Pear will be selectively picking them on August 24.  Our long range guestimate for Hosui Asian Pear is September 1st along with Gala Apple and Chinese Grape.  We still offer free tours up until September 18th.   Please note hours and days of operation below. 

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