After three months of severe drought, we are finally picking the last peach variety, Autumn Prince--today, Thursday and Friday. Fruit size is small. Flavor and
texture are good for late season peaches.
Now have available these apple varieties: Red and Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Cortland, Stayman, Empire, Mutsu, Braeburn. Will start picking Jonathan and Fuji today.
Still have good quantities of Asian pear apples, Ya Li Chinese pears and ripened ready to eat Bartlett type "Ugly" pears.
If you love to eat Muscadines, we are now picking plenty of black and bronze varieties.
Time to get your annual supply of our great apple sauces and fresh apple cider. We are now producing weekly as much as possible with our processing capabilities.
Around most old Southern farm houses was a Kiefer pear tree. Have just made and now have available an "old South" favorite eaten on biscuits made most every
morning--Kiefer Pear Preserves.
While sweet corn season is over, local field ripened tomatoes are in good supply and should be until frost.
The drought prevented the fig crop from maturing and this week's rains are too late for any significant late crop development. No fig preserves again this year.
Oriental persimmons are two to three weeks from being ripe.
Please visit us at the farm soon!
RETAIL FARM MARKET HOURS
JULY 1 THRU ABOUT MID-NOVEMBER:
Wednesday through Saturday 10:00am til 5:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm til 6:00pm
CLOSED on Mondays and Tuesdays
FARM ADDRESS FOR INTERNET DIRECTIONS AND MAP
2400 S.C. Hwy 11
Travelers Rest, S.C. 29690
Retail market phone: (864) 895-0608
View past newsletters, including the first newsletter of the season, and print out our fruit ripening charts online anytime at http://carolinafarmers.com/perdue/.