Picking Schedule

This is the 2016 picking schedule.

Print out the PDF newsletter & picking schedule here.

Dear U-Pick Friends,

In southwest Michigan our winter was very mild. We also have had a very cool, wet spring but luckily no freeze events. We should have a very good supply of all fruit varieties which means no picking reservations will be necessary.

As usual pumpkins,gourds and sweet corn have been planted. Cut flowers proved to be a big hit last year, especially the giant Dahlias. We will offer even more flowers this year along with the usual garden produce.

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:

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:
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 mid July. The second patch will be available late July to Fall.

Dukes's and Jersery's will be available Early July through Mid August.

Shiro and Santa Rosa will be available Late August.

Red Haven, Redstar, Blazingstar, Starfire, Loring, Allstar, Coralstar, Glowingstar, Redskin, Glenglow and Blushingstar will be available Early August to Early September.

Fantasia nectarines will be available Mid September.

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!

Fall Apples:
Picking should be around Early September into October with Early and Late Gala, Golden Supreme, Honey Crisp, Jonathan, Empire, Early and Late McIntosh, Cortland and Fuji.

Picking of Mutsu, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Cameo Rome, Winesap and Ida Red should be in October.

Mid September through October we offer a nice selection of specialty gourds, Jack O'Lantern and Giant Pumpkins.

CHinese Chestnuts:
Nuts 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


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6017 124th Ave,
Fennville, Michigan 49408
(269) 561-5126

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