Again no damaging frost last night at Magicland Farms. As of 5:40AM the air temperature was 45F at Pickerel Lake and 41F at Fremont’s Municipal airport. I believe I can safely say there won’t be any damaging frost all week and it looks like our first killing frost this year will occur in October, which is normal. The afternoons this week will look and feel like summer even though it still won’t be officially Indian Summer since that only occurs AFTER a killing frost.
We plan on picking this morning Summer Sweet bi-color sweet corn. We are done with our white corn for the year. Since we still have two patches of bi-color sweet corn to pick, this year we plan on picking corn until October 5th or until frost–whichever occurs first.
As is normal this time of year, we are running down on tomatoes and it has become quite time consuming to find good tomatoes out in our tomato fields. As of early this morning we have two half bushels of canning tomatoes and six half bushels of Roma tomatoes in stock. The price of half bushels of canning tomatoes is now $12 as is the price of half bushels of Roma tomatoes.
At our normal opening time of 10AM we should have tomatoes (slicing, heirloom and cherry), watermelon, green beans, sweet bell, Ancho and Jalapeno peppers, sweet onions, beets, fresh carrots with tops, acorn squash, Heart of Gold Squash, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, blue hubbard squash, buttercup squash, pie pumpkins, Asian pears and apples including: Honeycrisp, Gala, Cortland, Stark Jumbo, Baron, Snow, Jonamac . This afternoon we plan on picking Macoun and possibly Spartan and some Northwest Greening apples, as well as more Gala, Cortland and Jonamacs.
Last week we opened up our Pumpkin Patch and stocked it with several wagon loads of pumpkins from giants (over 100 pounds) to cute little Classic Miniatures. We also picked a wagon load of Spirit pie pumpkins which are larger, and we think even sweeter, than the Small Sugar pie pumpkins, which we have also grown again this year. Our Pumpkin Patch still has plenty of room and we hope to fill it nicely this week.