Lakeview Farms

June 24, 2013 Newsletter

Black Raspberries are starting to look good

Prelude Raspberry Scattered Black Raspberry picking has been going for a week or so but it looks like we should have a excellent supply of ripe berries available for serious customers starting Tuesday, June 25. As always early in the season, there may be days when the flow of customers exceeds the supply of berries. If you are coming specifically for black raspberries, it would be a good idea to call right before you come just to make sure that we are still have black raspberry picking available that morning. Since the birds pretty much devoured our 2012 harvest, we have constructed an elaborate bird netting system that seems to do a good job of keeping the birds away from the berries. Remember that we have only one 300 ft. row planted and may need to shut down for a day or two between pickings to allow the berries to ripen properly.

Yellow Raspberries seem to be hitting their peak

So far, there appears to be an excellent supply of the yellow raspberry, Fall Gold, available this week. Honey Queen picking is still scattered and should improve later in the week. Honey Queen did suffer some winter cane damage this winter so the bushes are not as high as most customers would prefer but this is a large and exceptionally good tasting yellow raspberry.

Red Raspberry picking continues to be good

There is remains a good supply of our late season Nova red raspberry and mid season Prelude available for picking. Our early Reveille crop is now almost finished for the season. For more information on our Raspberries see http://www.lakeview-farms.com/ContentsRaspberry.htm.