Friday, July 18, 2008

Peaches & Plums

The fruit stand is full of many varieties of peaches, plums and vegetables.

White Peaches--Silver Logan, Babcock, Nectar
Yellow Peaches--Suncrest, Flavorcrest and Gene Alberta

Plums--Black Amber, Frontier, Santa Rosa

Other Fruit--Dapple Dandy pluots, blackberries, melons and grapes

  • cucumbers (Japanese & lemon)
  • eggplant (small Japanese & larger Rosa Bianca)
  • summer squash (green, yellow, scallopini, cocozelle)
  • tomatoes (slicing & cherry)
  • garlic (specialty hardneck and softneck)

Babcock Peaches

Dapple Dandy Pluots

Frontier Plums

Black Amber Plums


We now have nectarines in the fruit stand. We have independence and Flavorcrest varieties and hope to have a few other yellow and white varieties in the next few weeks.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Finally we have enough tomatoes so we don't have to limit the number we can let people buy at one time. We have lots more getting ready in the gardens, too.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Peach Season is Here

We've been harvesting lots of
ripe sweet peaches lately and have lots available in the fruit stand.

Right now for yellow peaches we have Flavorcrest, Red Haven and Regina varieties. Later this month we'll have Kim Elberta, Gene Elberta and Suncrest. We have Nectar white peaches for sale now and expect Babcock, Sugar Lady and Silver Logan in the next few weeks. Prices are $2-3.00 per pound.

Also in the fruit stand--
Plums-Santa Rosa (tree-ripened and very flavorful) and Satsuma-(red-fleshed)
Fresh Figs, Apricots, Grapefruit
Garden Vegetables-including summer squash, cucumbers, eggplant, string beans, Swiss chard & basil

Look at our harvest schedule on the orchard website for more details:

Hazards of Farming--Smoky air from forest fires

Tosh with his respirator by the fruit stand on the afternoon of June 26th.

Notice how the hills in the background to the south are barely visible because of the smoke. Today was also smoky enough to need to wear a respirator to work outside, but not quite as bad as when this photo was taken.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


We now have a small amount of fresh figs for sale at the fruit stand. They're sweet, delicious and also high in vitamins and fiber. Toshio likes to freeze them and then eat them like popsicles.

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