This is the 2013 picking
Dear U-Pick Friends,
very happy to report fruit supplies are back to normal on the farm. After a total loss of tree fruit in 2012 this is truly a blessing. There was a beautiful bloom in all apples, peaches, and plums. We also had good pollinating weather and the honey bees were very active resulting in good fruit set in all fruit.
We have nice crops in our first red raspberry and blueberry patches. Pumpkins, sweet corn and the vegetable garden have all been planted and are growing nicely. During U-Pick season Crane's U-Pick offers a large variety of pre-picked fresh produce and flowers.
Crane's U-Pick has two apple varieties to add to the schedule. Our young Transparent apple trees have produced a nice little crop; this will be our first year to offer Gingergold apples, a sweet mid-summer apple.
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 call 269-561-5126 for
current fruit information.
Available Mid July.
We have a nice crop in our first patch, picking should start July 12th and last for 3 weeks.
Gingergold, a sweet yellow apple, available in early August.
We have a large crop in all varieties. Picking will start around
July 25th with Risingstar, August 10th for Red Haven followed by: Redstar, Blazingstar,
Starfire, Coralstar, Loring, Allstar, Blushingstar
and Redskin (last variety) ready around September
We offer three varieties, with picking expected to start around August 15th. We will finish the season with Fantasia, ready approximately September 13th.
Shiro and Santa Rosa will be available around August
15th. Picking lasts a couple of weeks.
In August and September we offer a nice variety of pre-picked vegetables and flowers.
Available pre-picked starting in August.
Available already picked in July and August.
Picking should start around September 10th with Gala
and Golden Supreme followed by Honeycrisp (large crop), Jonathan, Empire, McIntosh, Cortland, Jonagold,
Fuji, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious,
Mutsu and Ida Red.
We have planted more pumpkins than ever before! Take a pumpkin barrow and browse through our four acre patch until you find your perfect pumpkin. We also offer a nice selection of pre-picked specialty pumpkins, winter squash and decorative gourds.
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