A berry sample for juice was taken of Cayuga White this morning. The degrees Brix was 15.5, the pH was 2.8 and the Titratable Acidity was 1.57% Tartaric Acid. … [Read more...] about Cayuga White juice
Archives for July 2009
We're picking peaches this week! For more information on harvest call the office at 417-547-7500. Thanks! … [Read more...] about Peach Picking
I harvested Joe Pye Weed from the native cut flower project for the first time on Wednesday, July 15. It was planted last year. We put flowers representing three stages of development in vases to observe vase life. Stage 1 is closed buds, Stage 2 is a few open flowers, and Stage 3 is 1/4 or more open flowers. … [Read more...] about Joe Pye flowers
Karl and CJ noticed some spots on Chambourcin grapevines this morning. We asked Laszlo what it might be and at this point he thinks it is "Rupestris Speckle", a physiological spot that occurs in certain conditions on cultivars that have Vitis rupestris as an ancestor. Although the parentage of Chambourcin is not clear cut, we think at this point it has some V. rupestris in its … [Read more...] about Spots on Chambourcin
Yum. I tasted one of the Saturn doughnut peaches (from the one tree I have in the horticulture garden) and it was almost ripe. I also noticed down by the brush pile that the green june beetles were buzzing around in arcs just above the grass. Hopefully they won't find the Saturns as they love to eat peaches. … [Read more...] about Saturn peach is just about ripe!