Bloomin’ Apples and BLTs

April 19, 2012

Things are moving along here in Lancaster.  The peaches are totally out of  bloom and are starting to grow.  Soon we will start thinning the peaches.  We’ll leave one peach about every three or four inches.  If we didn’t do this the tree would grow a whole bunch of tiny, tasteless peaches.

This is what our peaches look like right now. If you look to the left of my fingers, that particular peach and most of the peaches in the orchard still have what remains of the blossom called the shuck. And no...you can't eat it yet. Micro-herbs are totally different from micro-peaches.

The apples are just finishing up their bloom.  I was a bit lazy and didn’t get out to the orchard to take pictures until today.

Did you know that bees can be rented? Yup. It's true. We rent bees for the period of time that the apples are in bloom so that they will be sufficiently pollinated. Peaches are self-pollinating, but apples need a little help. The beekeeper will come pick them up in a week or so.

The other exciting news is that we are coming to Rittenhouse Square this week with tomatoes.  These babies are red, juicy and delicious.  I just had my first BLT of the season for lunch.  It was summer on a plate…and it’s only April.

These guys are making the trek to Rittenhouse Square this Saturday. They are very excited.

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jess on April 19, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Looks very tasty!

    Reply

  2. Posted by Katie on April 19, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    Oh yum. Please beg Dave to let us have a tomato or two for sister day!! 🙂

    Reply

  3. Posted by Andi on April 19, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Oh yum. yum. yum. I could eat that tomato right now, over the sink with the juice dripping off my elbow.

    Reply

  4. Posted by Dale Hershey on April 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Love it Laura. I will bookmark your Blog site. Uncle Dale.

    Reply

  5. Posted by lori grohman on June 30, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Very cool looking at your blog. My cousin, Martha works for you at the farmers markets.

    Reply

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