This is the 2017 picking
Print out the PDF newsletter & picking schedule here.
Dear U-Pick Friends,
Another u-pick season is approaching and this will be our thirty second, how time flies! We had another mild winter in Southwest Michigan and a cold, wet spring. In early May we had two nights with temperatures dipping into the mid twenties, there was wide spread damage in all fruit crops. However, thanks to an extra heavy bud set we have a very good supply of peaches and apples.
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.
A tart heirloom cooking apple. Available Early July.
Gingergold, a sweet yellow apple. Available Late August.
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.
Dukes's and Jersery's will be available Early July through Mid August.
No plums this year.
Glengio, Red Haven, Redstar, Blazingstar,
Starfire, Loring, Allstar, Coralstar, Glowingstar, Redskin, Blushingstar and P.F. 25 will be available Early August to Early September.
Sunglo Nectarines will be available Mid August. Fantasia nectarines will be available Mid September.
Mid August to Late September we offer sweet corn, tomatoes, green beens, squash, herbs and flowers!
Mutsu, Golden Delicious, Cameo, Jonagold, Rome Winesap and Ida Reds should be available in October.
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