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.
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.
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.
Found a good picture of the fruit that we picked near the end of the 2014 season. Nice yummy yellow nectarines! Lots of fruit on the tree to select only the best for our customers.
Looking at one of the first few I have seen in the last week. Long way to go yet. This one needs to be improved, but only 1100 to go!
removing some fruit off the trees to see maximum size potential. Doing this right will also deliver sweeter and more flavourful fruit to eat. Yum!