Notes from the Field: Week of April, 22nd

Notes from the Field: Week of April, 22nd

A Betty Peach at fruit set! This week we’re seeing early fruit set on a number of crops across the farm: peaches, plums, pears, and some gooseberries. Things are leafing out in the orchards and we’re still a good way ahead of last year in terms of development....
Notes from the Field: Week of April 15th

Notes from the Field: Week of April 15th

First visible fruit of the year. Tiny little plums just after bloom.  Despite a chilly cloudy start to this week, we are expecting some of the warmest temps we’ve had thus far by the end of the week. Temps in the high 60s should send most of the apples into full...
Notes from the Field: Week of April 8th

Notes from the Field: Week of April 8th

Imperial White Currant in flower This week is starting off with some cold, blustery weather that, if you weren’t looking at the blossoms out in the field, would make you think we were back in February again. Still managing to avoid any frosts thus far. Speaking of...
Notes from the Field: Week of April 1st

Notes from the Field: Week of April 1st

This week we’re noting just how far ahead we are of last year at this time in terms of bloom and bud stages: peaches, plums and pears in particular are almost two weeks ahead of last year. Bloom time felt somewhat condensed on some of our plum varieties this spring....
Notes from the Field: Week of March 25, 2024

Notes from the Field: Week of March 25, 2024

Quince buds at tight cluster Notes from the Field: Week of March 25, 2024 This week we’re back to cool wet spring conditions, slowing down the rapid burst into spring that we observed across most crops last week. Fortunately, the nightly lows in Everson are well...

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