I am picking Shenandoah pears. They are definitely ready at 2452 Growing Degree Days b50F. That is right at the five year average and 200 GDD b50 ahead of 2017 and 2019 and 150 GDD b50 behind 2018 and 2020. We are currently picking up about 20 GDD b50 a day.
|American plums. These will probably go to a neighbor with a very restricted diet with the provision that I get the seeds back. I have projects, don't you know.|
I picked Liberty apples today. The first tree had the ugliest apples I have ever seen on a Liberty. I hope the other two trees are better. The apples will benefit from a couple of weeks in a garage for in-box ripening.
Mrs ERJ made concentrated tomato sauce and canned 10 pints of it. It can be used straight for pizza sauce or diluted and used for pasta sauce.
I found another yellow-jacket nest. This one is 12' from the southwest corner of the garage. For whatever reason they are easiest to spot flying to-and-from their nest when the sun is slanting in at about 30 degrees.