Well, today we took a road trip. My wife had an eye checkup today, and we thought we’d go on over to Reed Valley afterwards. The doc is about 50mi from here, and the orchard was about another 50mi from there.
We got there about 1:30 and left around 5:00. Just about all their apples are ready to pick. The only variety to need some more time is Pink Lady. My wife and I both got our own pull wagon, and headed out.
We ended up with about 50lb of apples when we got back to their barn/store. We got a bunch, maybe 15lb of Goldrush, and smaller amounts of the following varieties: Stayman Winesap, Suncrisp, Fuji, Golden and Roxbury Russet’s, Jonagold, Winecrisp, and Lady apples, and a few small Harrow Sweet pears. Their HS trees were basically picked clean, so we didn’t get many of those, unfortunately. It was quite a haul, but I don’t think we’ll be back this year. It’s a cool place to go, but it’s a 90mi one-way trip.
They also had a lot of various shapes and colors and sizes of pumpkins, and other assorted fall veggies.
It is still an amazing place, to see those hundreds of trees spread out over the hillsides. I walked almost to the far north end of the property, and noticed they had some peach trees that I hadn’t seen before. I hope they produce for them next year, their peach blooms was hit hard by a late spring freeze this April. I bet it’s about a half mile from that part of their property back to the barn, I was wore out, bet I walked almost two miles, and it was very warm, about 80 today.
Anyways, we left here about 9am and got home about 10pm, so we are wiped out, but it was worth it. I’ll post some pics of the trip soon.