Saturday, 27 October 2012

Picking Time at Cherrydale

27/10/2012
 
Started some spot (colour) picking today on Empress with my sons Mark and John.
5 weeks since last blog entry.
Typical mixed bag of weather this spring hot, cold, 75mm of timely rain, some snow mixed with rain, sleet a couple of light frosts, but, Here We Are!!!
In this district it takes approximately 45-50 days from Empress to Sweet Georgia.  
 
 
 
 


Mark and John
 
have picked cherries all their life.[
 

 
 
 


First cherries for the season on the table for sorting.
 


 
 


Bottom of an 2 kg Empress Box
 
&
 

its row faced top (below)
 
 



John from Pascoes, Rocklea markets (Brisbane) with Eleesia, Jenny and Myself





This is the stage of the other cultivars in the orchard.
 
Early Burlat below


 
Van


 
Stella
 



 
Bing


 
 
Sweet Georgia
 

 
Lapin


 
Rons
 

 
Lewis


 
Eagles
 


Merchant
 

 
Simone
 


A young Santina tree
 


 
Entrance to the Fruit Barn
 


 
 
My mother Fay standing near the weeping cherry she planted in 1990


 
This is an open and honest look at what is happening around Cherrydale today.
 
I wish all cherrygrowers in Australia a good harvest.

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