This is the 2015 picking
Print out the PDF newsletter & picking schedule here.
Dear U-Pick Friends,
After another extremely cold winter we feel fortunate to have fruit to offer, peaches and nectarines in particular were
hit extremely hard. Regrettably there will be no nectarines for picking this season. We have a full crop of Red Haven
peaches and a very limited supply of all other varieties. This year we are taking reservations for peach picking please
call in advance to reserve a time.
We have a good supply of plums, red raspberries, blueberries and apples this year. As usual we have planted lots of
pumpkins, gourds and sweet corn. We also look forward to more varieties of flowers in our garden, along with our
usual assortment of vegetables.
As usual Crane's U-Pick is committed to offering high quality fruit at reasonable prices. We are looking forward to seeing our faithful customers soon. Our picking schedule is shaping up like this:
Please be sure to call 269.561.5126, for fruit availability and weather conditions before making plans or driving any distance.
A tart heirloom cooking apple. Available Early July.
Gingergold, a sweet yellow apple, available in Late August.
Encore and Polana are sweet all purpose large berries. The first patch will be ready to be picked Early July through Mid July. Picking should start for the second patch in late July and be available into Fall.
Dukes's and Jersery's will be available Mid July through Mid August.
Shiro and Santa Rosa will be available around Mid August.
Risingstar will be available pre-picked only in late July. Red Haven, Redstar, Blazingstar,
Starfire, Loring, Allstar and Glowingstar will be available Mid August through Early September. Redskin will be ready Mid September.
There is no picking this season.
Mid August to Late September we offer a nice variety of pre-picked vegetables and flowers: sweet corn, tomatoes, beets, green beans, squash, eggplants, herbs, flowers and more!
Picking should be around Early September to Late October with Gala
and Golden Supreme, Honey Crisp, Jonathan, Empire, McIntosh, Cortland, Jonagold and
Mid September through October we offer a nice selection of specialty gourds, Jack O'Lantern and Giant Pumpkins.
begin falling in Early October.
Please remember, all
of the above dates are approximate. For current information call (269)
561-5126. 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). Always call the above number for current fruit information.
We can't wait to see you!
Gary and Sandy Crane