Summer is Upon Us
Here at Hope Fruit and Berry Farm our berries and fruit are looking good even though it has been a very unusual late winter and early spring for us. Rain, Rain, Rain. The last week in April we finally were able to get some spraying and mowing done. The peach trees were loaded until we thinned some of the little peaches. We thin them so they will produce larger peaches. Apple trees had many blooms, but it seems we had a light freeze in early April that killed many of the blooms. However, the Gala apple tree blooms seemed to have survived due to them being early bloomers, so now they have small apples.
Muscadines are doing well. Blueberry bushes are loaded so that means pick, pick, and pick when they ripen. We are guessing that they will ripen around the first to second week of June. We’ll let you know when they are ready.
Now what does all this mean? We look forward to a lot of work in the apples and peaches — spraying about once a week to keep fungi from causing fruit to rot and insects from planting little eggs in them. No spraying of blueberries is needed, but when they ripen we will be picking them in the hot sun all day long. One of the grandsons mentioned that even though it was work it was fun. What a great sense of humor the child has!
If the Lord permits, we will have many blueberries and some peaches, apples and muscadines. The bottom line is that all we have comes from Him. He gives the growth and we will take what He provides and be grateful. We exist that you and your families may enjoy home-grown berries and fruits. One of our great joys is seeing you bring your children to pick the blueberries. We look forward to your visits to the farm this summer and also seeing you at the markets.
May God richly bless.
From all the folks here at Hope Fruit and Berry Farm
Pointers for Farm Visitors
We want you to enjoy your experience at the farm. It does get warm working in the sun, so be sure to bring sunscreen and a hat. We do have cold water and a restroom available. Always feel free to pack a snack or a picnic lunch. We will provide buckets for you to use as you gather fresh berries. If you want to bring containers to haul your fruit home, you are welcome to do so. To make the experience enjoyable for other U-
HoursWe are open Monday through Saturday during daylight hours. We are closed each Sunday for worship and rest.
Hope Fruit & Berry Farm
362 SCR 142
Morton, MS 39117
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