On Saturday and Sunday the Fresno and Bakersfield greater areas saw record low HIGH TEMPERATURES. They were recorded as the coldest days for May 22nd and 23rd of all time. To add to the cold weather is the weekly occurrence of rain. This week there is 30% chance of rain on Wednesday and a 40% chance of rain on Thursday.
What does this mean for the fruit?
Cold temperatures hold fruit, which slows the growing process. A gradual increase in temperatures signal the tree and the fruit to jumpstart the growing process. If it gets too hot too quickly, the fruit may not reach its’ full size potential, possibly giving us some smaller fruit. Rain can cause cosmetic damage, but does not harm the interior of the product.
We will keep you updated as the weeks go on.
The champagne grape start date is currently set for June 15th. These tiny, super sweet black corinth berries will now be available in our Bunchkins® label all summer long (please see picture below).
Current and Upcoming Varieties:
Peach – Spring Flame 20 and Spring Flame 21
Nectarines – Zee Fire
White Peach – Spring Snow (first day of picking will be Thursday)
White Nectarine – Early Pearl (estimated start date June 5th)
Black Plum – Flavorosa (estimated start date June 5th)
Red Plum – Rubi Rosa (estimated start date June 10th)
Bunchkins® – Champagne grape (estimated start date June 15th)