Peaches will begin this Saturday with small pick of SuperRich. But we feel that peaches don’t really get going until the 15th when we pick Spring Flame 20’s. Below are pictures of what each variety currently looks like out in the field.
Super Rich – Start Date 5/10 Spring Flame 20 – Start Date 5/15 Spring Flame 21 – Start Date 5/21
Nectarines will begin on May 19th, with Spring Flare 20’s, but big volumes won’t get started until all three early varieties are underway. May 22nd Zee Fire, Spring Flare 20, and Red Roy will be ready to ship in large quantities. These early varieties will peak at 56’s and 64’s.
Spring Flare 20 – Start Date 5/19 Zee Fire – Start Date 5/21 Red Roy – Start Date 5/21
SummerWhites are tracking for a 5/23 start date for white peaches and a 5/25 start for white nectarines.
Spring Snow – Start Date 5/23
Plums are still a few weeks away. Below gives you a look at fully matured upcoming varieties with start dates.
Black Plum w/Red Center – 5/28 Red Plum – 6/6 Black Plum w/Yellow Center 6/10
Flavorosa Rubi Rosa and Yummy Beaut Black Beaut
Table Grape Update: Leaf Thinning in the Vineyards
Leaf thinning is done every spring to create an ideal canopy for ripening. Leaves are taken out of the vine to promote growth and increase sun exposure to the remaining leaves and grape clusters.