Hi folks, here we are in week 9 already! I hope all you Pink Pearl fans got plenty of those beauties over the last 2 weeks, I sure saw lots of them leaving the farm.
This weeks new additions to the picking list are: Spartan, Scarlet Gala, Cox Orange Pippin, Karmijn, Kidds Orange Red, Pinova, and last but not least……..Liberty. (Liberty is pictured)
Also we have the European Pears, Comice and Gem.
There are also plenty of Asian pears in the west block, Kosui, Shinseiki and the first of Mishirasu.
Special Note: Jones Creek Farms will be closed on Monday the 16th
Hello apple fans. Sorry about losing contact last week. We had a slight cyber attack here and having to start over now.
This weeks as well as some of last weeks apples are: Pink Pearl, Goldcrunch, Jonamac, 20 Ounce, Cortland, Mollies Delicious, Rambo and the 2 Asian Pears……. Kosui and Shinseiki.
Hope to see you all on the farm this weekend!
Les & Lyn
Hello apple fans. This weekends new apples are the Akane, Nyblatt and Ellison’s Orange. There are still some Early Cortlands on the trees from last week also. Nyblatt formerly known as NYB 298 is pictured here. A great eating apple. Sweet and crunchy!
Hi everyone, its the second and probably last weekend for Gravensteins so if you have plans for some…….. Also up this weekend are the Early Cortlands, ( pictured ) a tart cross of the famous eastern Cortland.
There are still some Rosy Glow hanging around and this will be the last weekend for u pick Peaches.
Here we are, opening weekend of apple season! Its the Gravensteins. They kinda snuck up on us. The Gravensteins are definitely ready. The Rosy Glow and Sunrise which usually are ready the same time as Gravenstein are just starting to color ripen. This means when you look these over for picking you will have to be selective as to which ones to pick. Some trees have 50% ready, some trees only 10%. Ask Lyn or I and we will help you.
The pic here is of my youngest son, Hunter trying to heft up a sagging branch of the Sheets Gravenstein on a hot August day. I know its an older pic but I just love it…..
Come on out and have some fun picking apples for your first great pie, crisp, cobbler or whatever you want to put those Gravensteins to use for!
Farm is open Friday-Monday, 10-5.
Check out our web site for more info………… skagitvalleyfruit.com
Hi folks, We will have peaches this week. Not very many im afraid so come early in the weekend. The variety is Blazing Star.
We also have our last Japanese Plum, Shiro ready to pick this weekend.
Update: Saturday……… Lyn says “those Redhavens are ready, let people pick em!” So it looks like she is right as usual. Now we have the Redhavens for U pick this weekend too.
Hi peach eaters. Im afraid the peach trees that were set aside for picking this week were picked by customers last week…….. 🙁 That is one of the unfortunate aspects of the u pick, trusting people to only pick from designated trees. So, there will be no peach picking this week but please do keep in touch for next week.
Hello to all the Jones Creek Farms U pick fans! Welcome to the 2019 season! As you may know, we grow organic peaches here at the farm but most often the spring weather doesnt cooperate with us enough for really good fruit set. The result is that the harvest is sporadic and mostly just goes into our processing (dried fruit).
This year is one of the rare ones and we have a good set on all the varieties. Peaches are a little hard to regulate for u pick since they can ripen so fast, some may ripen mid week and completely miss the weekends u pick.
This weekends peaches will be the Harbelle and Harken. Pictured is a Harbelle tree. Future varieties are very tentative as to their pick dates so keep checking in for updates.