2016/17 Florida Citrus & Georgia Pecan Season
We are very excited to begin our 2016/17 citrus season! We have been working hard to make sure we will have a supply of citrus and pecans this year. Our scheduled truck visits will be finalized in the upcoming weeks, and we anticipate beginning our routes on or around November 28th.
You may remember our last citrus season, and the challenges we faced. Extreme temperatures and heavy rains made our growing season very difficult. This year, while we still face many challenges, we have had a much better growing season. We are happy to report that we were able to avoid any negative consequences from Hurricane Matthew. This season we expect to have provide Navel oranges, Ruby Red grapefruit, and Honeybells (Minneola Tangelos), and Georgia pecans on our truck routes. We expect to be able to ship Temple oranges in late February or early March via home delivery once again. It is always an adventure growing and delivering the absolute best fruit possible. We appreciate all of your support, and we look forward to a great citrus season. See you at the truck!
2016 Sweet Georgia Peach & Michigan Blueberry Season
What a beautiful spring we've had in Georgia! We are very excited to be anticipating a bumper crop of sweet Georgia peaches this summer. March and early April are generally a stressful time at the farm, because freezing temperatures can do much damage to fragile peach blossoms. In fact, the 2014 and 2015 seasons saw some freeze damage. You may remember the lack of supply to close our 2015 season. This was due to the March freeze. We don't have those worries this year, however. This season closely resembles the growing season of 2013, which was an exceptional year for peaches. We can't wait for peach season to come!
Of course, we're still waiting to see how the weather affects our Michigan blueberry crop. But the blueberry bushes are loaded with buds, so we're hopeful for a bumper crop of blueberries as well.