This is the 2021 picking
Print out the PDF newsletter & 2021 picking schedule here.
Dear U-Pick Friends,
Another u-pick season is almost here, it doesn't seem possible but this will be our 36th year!
We have a really nice supply of tree fruit, with the exception of plums. The trees had a beautiful bloom but we
had poor pollinating weather, so unfortunately no fruit set.
There is a good crop of peaches, nectarines, and with the exception of Evercrisp, we have a nice supply of apples
over all. Considering the spring we had, we feel very fortunate for the amount of fruit that we have. During most
spring seasons we have 3 to 4 nights of below freezing temperatures, this year we had 10 which had us very
worried about crop damage.
U-pick blueberries will start the first week of July. It looks like the picking will be excellent and typically lasts for
about 3 weeks. We have one raspberry patch now, the variety is Polana. It is growing nicely and should be ready
for picking in late July or early August, and remain available until the 1st hard frost.
Below is our estimated 2021 u-pick schedule. We hope everyone is able to visit our farm this season so please
keep in mind that the weather here in SW Michigan can be unpredictable. Our phone message is updated
daily and occasionally throughout the day, it is always a good idea to call (269) 561-5126 for the most current
We are looking forward to another great season and hope to see you soon!
Our picking schedule is shaping up like this:
All time frames are an estimate. Please be sure to call 269.561.5126, for fruit availability and weather conditions before making plans or driving any distance.
Transparents are a tart heirloom cooking apple - available mid July.
Gingergold are a very crisp sweet yellow apple - available mid August
Polana are large, sweet all purpose berries - available late July to mid Fall.
Dukes are an extra large, firm, sweet berry - available first week of July (picking lasts about 3 weeks).
Red Haven, Redstar, Blazingstar,
Starfire, Loring, Allstar, Glowingstar, Coralstar, Redskin, and P.F. 25 will be available early August to mid September.
Sunglow and Fantasia will be available mid to late August.
Early and Late Gala, Golden Supreme, Honeycrisp, Jonathan, Macintosh, Cortland,
Fuju and Empire available Early September into October.
Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Cameo, Jonagold, Rome, Winesap, Ida Red, Mutzu and Pink Lady available September to late October.
Jack o' Lantern, Giant Pumpkins, Specialty Pumpkins & Gourds - available mid September to late October.
- available early October.
U-Pick hours are Monday-Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm weather permitting. Please remember, all
of the above dates are approximate. For current information call (269)
Please call ahead for weather and picking conditions. Peaches and berries should not be picked when they are wet.
Dress properly: layered
shirts, sunscreen, hats and close toed, flat shoes. Don't forget
sunscreen and insect repellent.
Save money by bringing your
own containers (small, shallow boxes or 1/2 bushel baskets transport
fruit best). Raspberry containers are provided.
As always, Crane's U-Pick is committed to offering high quality fruit at reasonable prices. Call the above number for current fruit information.
We are looking forward to seeing all of you again this year!
Gary and Sandy Crane