May 31, 2008 - 10:37 AM
The Chickasaw blackberries are ready for picking. We had our first pickers yesterday and they left with their bags full of delicious ripe berries. The Chickasaw are the largest variety of blackberry. Most are as large as a thumb.
There are a few ripe blueberries on the Austin plants. They are our youngest bushes so there aren't very many berries, but there are lots more to come! The older plants, Tifblue, Britewell, and Climax, are loaded and should be ripe any day now.
It's going to be a great year for both blackberries and blueberries. We hope to see you soon!
Call if you have any questions. 903-645-3232
May 25, 2008 - 10:24 AM
The Apache blackberries are starting to come in. We picked a small bowl this morning on just two rows. There aren't quite enough yet to make it worth your time. Now that the berries are starting to ripen it won't take long before we have more than enough yummy goodness for everyone.
The plants look very healthy. They have lots of vigorous new growth and are covered in almost ripe berries. The grass is mowed, the irrigation is plugging away, and the picking buckets sit clean, lonely and ready for work.
We have a tentative opening date of May 30 for blackberries. It would be best if you call first to make sure that we have an adequate supply.
Here is a picture of this morning's harvest. They taste as good as they look!