Monthly Archives: August 2012

August 7, 2012 Orchard Update

Hello from the sunny and hot Okanagan!  After a good visit with Al today, here is an orchard update:

The yellow plums are likely to be ready for picking on Saturday or Sunday.  Fruit set this year is lighter due to a late frost that affected the pollinating insects and burned a few blossoms, but the fruit is that much better and bigger because of it. 

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Sarika and Farmer Al inspect this year’s yellow plums.

 

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Yellow plums on the tree, about 5 days away from harvest.

 

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Raccoon obstacle course.

 

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Peach plums nestled in the tree, about 5 days from harvest.

 

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Apples, ripening on the tree for a fall harvest.

So our first pickup will be yellow and peach plums, likely within a week!  Happy eating!