It's official. Raspberry season has begun in a big way. All three fields are producing heavily for a big weekend harvest. Except for three tows of an early variety called Malahat, all of our raspberries are the Toulameen variety. Large, strong tasting fruit is the characteristic of this berry. It is the best tasting variety so far. The down side of Toulameen is that is is prone to root rot, but I believe it is worth the trouble.
The cool weather is stretching out strawberries for one last weekend. It has become a hunt, but the rewards are still great.
Blueberries are slowly becoming more plentiful, but the big harvest is still a week away.
I ate by first boysenberry last night, but all of the blackberry varieties seem a week away.
We picked yellow beans Thursday. Our first Blue Lake and French beans will be picked on Sunday. One month early because of our new ground.
The weather this weekend looks beautiful, perfect for berry picking...