[NAFEX] Blueberries finished

Richard Harrison rharrison922 at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 23 19:21:18 EDT 2009

      You sound like you could be my neighbor. It was a record 103 in Tallahassee, FL yesterday and 100 here in Marianna. My blueberries are trying to run out here, too, with just a smattering of fruit left on some bushes. I don't think I have any of the real late-ripeners. I planted them to have about a dozen varieties but when they fruited I found many were mislabeled.
      There are still a few Duncan grapefruit hanging on some trees here. Some have dropped. I find that Duncan wasn't as mild early in the season last year as normal----so they actually taste much better now! Another man I know strll has some pink grapefruit left up high, but I haven't been brave enough in the heatwave to go pick them!
      It's very dry again here--with drip irrigation running. The chance for showers is on the increase, though. Are you in Florida?
                                                      Richard Harrison, NW FL
My Beer's Black/Negronne first crop of figs is gone now. The season lasted about 3 weeks. The next crop looks good, too, but probably won't begin until after Celeste and Green Greek start ripening.

--- On Tue, 6/23/09, Kevin Moore <aleguy33 at yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Kevin Moore <aleguy33 at yahoo.com>
Subject: [NAFEX] Blueberries finished
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 4:34 PM

Sorry, I forgot someone was keeping track. My blueberries finished up two weeks ago. Grapefruit is almost gone, starting to drop. Figs should come in in two or three weeks. My Honoeye strawberries are working on their second flush, but this damned heat wave is relly stressing them. Triple digits today with no rain for three weeks now.
Kevin Z9

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