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
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.