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Picking Schedule

This is the 2019 picking schedule.

Print out the PDF newsletter & 2019 picking schedule here.

Dear U-Pick Friends,

Once again our u-pick season is quickly approaching and we are looking forward to seeing everyone again this year. Our first raspberry patch looks very healthy and picking should begin in July. Our first blueberries, Duke, should be ready early to mid July. These are a large sweet berry and it looks like we will have a beautiful crop

Unfortunately due to sub zero temperatures in January and February, most of our peach varieties including Red Haven, were lost. There will be limited picking in our remaining three peach varieties, we will know more as the season progresses. Nectarines also took a major hit this winter and our entire crop was lost. It looks like there will be a nice crop of Shiro plums but none of the Black Amber

We are looking forward to a great apple season. There was a beautiful bloom period in all eighteen fall apple varieties and it looks like we will have a large crop of Honeycrisp. We have a new apple to offer this season called Evercrisp, they are similar to Honeycrisp in taste and texture but with a longer storage life. This new variety will be a great addition to our late fall apple crop.

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.

Transparent apples:
A tart heirloom cooking apple. Available Early July.

Summer Apples:
Transparent Gingergold, a sweet yellow apple. Available Late August.

Red Raspberries:
Encore and Polana are sweet all purpose large berries. The first patch will be available early to late July. The second patch will be available late July to Fall.

BLUEBERRIES:
Dukes's will be available Early to Mid July

plums:
Shiro's will be available Mid to Late August.

Peaches:
Coralstar, Redskin, and P.F. 25 will be available Mid August to Early September.

Glengio, Red Haven, Redstar, Blazingstar, Starfire, Loring, Allstar, Glowingstar and Blushingstar are not available.

Nectarines
Sunglo and Fantasia nectarines are not available.

Fall Apples:
Early and Late Gala, Golden Supreme, Hone Crisp, Jonathan, Macintosh, Cortland, Fuju and Empire available Early September into October.

Mutsu, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Cameo, Jonagold, Rome Winesap, Ida Reds and Evercrisp should be available in October.

Pumpkins:
Mid September to October we offer a nice selection of specialty gourds, Jack O'Lanterns and Giant Pumpkins.

Chinese Chestnuts:
Nuts begin falling in Early October.

U-Pick hours are Monday-Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Please remember, all of the above dates are approximate. For current information call (269) 561-5126,

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).

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!

Sincerely,
Gary and Sandy Crane


 


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Fennville, Michigan 49408
(269) 561-5126

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