We began to pick blueberries two weeks ago and now have sufficient quantity to supply orders. The quality of the fruit is very good, although the size to this point is average. Early blueberries from California’s Central Coast are among the best available; nothing like what you find in supermarkets or those big box stores. We were fortunate to avoid damage to our fruit from April’s late frost, unlike most of our competitors. So, get those orders in. We guarantee you will not be disappointed.
We have sold out of greenskin avocados for the season to local outlets, but will begin to pick Haas shortly and will be able to supply internet orders this year.
We have decided to wait until October to begin to pick our Haas avocados. The crop is small this year and by October the oil content will be very high, giving the fruit more of that rich, nutty flavor. Try our avocados; you will never buy them at the supermarket again.
It’s the end of July and we are pruning blueberries, necessary to ensure a great crop in 2008; so we will no longer be able to ship berries. But the end of the berry season marks the beginning of avocados. Due to fruit drop from the January freeze, we have sold out of Zutanos but plan to begin to pick Hass in September. Relatively fortunate compared to most California growers, we only lost about half our Haas fruit to the freeze. Many growers not only lost the 2007 crop but the flower buds so that no fruit was set for next year. As a consequence, both 2007 and 2008 will experience a lack of local avocados.
We are fortunate that a majority of our trees were planted upslope from the coldest temperatures and the fruit survived. Still the stems froze in colder areas and the fruit dropped about two weeks after the freeze. Nonetheless, we will have plenty of avocados on offer in September. Get your orders in now. The size and quality of the fruit will be very high, and it will be ready to eat a few days after arrival.
Thanks for your patience. Here we are in June with bountiful blueberries. Although late because of January’s devastating frost, the berries are bigger, sweeter and more flavorful than ever. We remain hopeful for a prolonged picking season; maybe well into August.
We are hopeful that readers will support our efforts to bring real food to the Internet, not the tart, tastless things you have become used to from you supermarket. When fully ripe, freshly picked blueberries ship well, and you may be surprised when you open the package. Try Dragon Spring Farms fresh blueberries for an atypical culinary experience. You won’t be disappointed.