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Blueberries

Blueberries start late June/early July through mid-late August.

EARLY SEASON

Duke is considered the best early season cultivar available. The fruit size and quality is very good but the flavor can be bland if picked late.

MID-SEASON

Bluecrop is the most widely planted mid-season cultivar in the world. It produces high yields of medium sized, firm fruit with good flavor.

Bluejay produces moderate crops of medium sized, high quality fruit. It is resistant to some viral diseases and moderately resistant to mummy berry.

Blueray is a variety with a very good fruit size and good flavor.

LATE SEASON

Elliott is a very late season berry with very good shelf life, 30 - 45 days in a modified atmosphere. The fruit is large and firm but can be tart because it turns blue before ripe.

Jersey is an old (1928) cultivar with small and soft berries.

Apples

Apples start in mid-late August.

EARLY SEASON

Gala, Honey Crisp, Jersey Mac, Laura Reds, Lodi, McIntosh, Mollie's Delicious

MID-SEASON

Baldwin, Cortland, Empire (Red Delicioid/Macintosh cross), Golden Supreme, Jonagold, Macoun, Melrose, Mutsu/Crsipin, Ozark Gold, Red Cortland, Red Delicious

LATE SEASON

Braeburn, Fuji, Granny Smith, Northern Spy, Spy Gold, Winesap

Honey

Our honey is from hives at the orchard which are maintained by Chickabuzz.

Raw honey is a golden delicious treasure. Because the honey is not heated for straining, the floral essences are preserved. 

Chickabuzz Honey is harvested seasonally in small batches. Late spring/early summer honey may feature nectar from dandelion, tulip tree, black locust, or basswood. Mid-summer honey features nectar from clover, sumac, thistle, or some black raspberry and blackberry if there are enough flowers around.

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Future growth

We are exploring options to expand the offerings of the orchard. We are working to add additional crops such as blackberries and raspberries. We also plan to add a pick-your-own sunflower field.

We are also working to bring fun, family-friendly events. Please visit our Contact page to suggest new products and services you’d like to see.

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