Well we're getting closer Clark. My camera pictures doesn't take them as dark as some of them really are, but we're still a couple of days away from starting.
As you can see they are in various stages of ripening. I've eaten a couple handfuls of the most ripe and they're pretty dark and soft, and yet still tart as ever. Seem to have a decent fruit load, and are still sizing up in the heat.
This is a shot of the ER and he's a bit behind the CJ's but loaded as well.
It's overcast right now, and I've even heard thunder. It looks like we could get a bit of rain, and I suspect most everything else needs it around here, but my CJ's don't..... We've been hot and dry for awhile, I think the last measurable rain was on 5/22. So If it rains and I lose a few to rain crack I can live with that - we need rain!
Here's the standard front shot. I've not mowed in there since I decided to put the fence back up, so you can see all the suckers coming up, and the pix doesn't do it justice, those things are just everywhere!
This is an opposite view I took just to show how if left un-pruned, even on 12' centers they'll grow to where they touch and you've got to either duck under or just push on through. You can probably see that in the first picture, but there's another CJ bush behind there that kind of distorts things. This opposite view has no other bushes behind them.