Cherry season

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Cherry season has started and we are busy making sure we only pick the best and most flavourful ones.  Most of these will be sold at our local farmers market in South Australia.  I spent 10 years looking for a cherry variety that crops like this.  We tried growing cherries 20 years ago without much luck.  With trialling and testing multiple new varieties over the last 10 years we have at least found one which seems like it works here.

Cherries are picked ripe and ready to eat.  Most are crunchy and juicy with a nice hint of acid and lots of sugar.  We measure sugar as units of brix, and this one is up to 24 brix.  Sweet, juicy and crunchy.  Beautiful to eat and enjoy anytime of the day or night.

Looking at some Apricots

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Just a sample of some Apricots with really great flavour coming your way soon.  Not enough of these to supply customers yet but new lines in the ground ready for testing.  Only the best eating varieties will survive.

Busy time in the market

Looking back at last year with fond memories of selling delicious fruit.   Last year my family was very busy every Saturday in our scenic little market near the Murray River in Berri, South Australia.farmers market 2014