Monthly Archives: July 2013

Off to the fair with sour cherries and honeyberries

The cherries appear to be in their prime today, measuring 15 brix, and what fun to enter them for the first time in the Clearwater County Fair (Bagley, MN). Some of the workers at the fair tasted the berries and … Continue reading

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Haskaps, Honeyberries and Sour Cherries at Carrington Research Extension Center Field Day 2013

Tuesday, July 16, found us trekking 200 miles due west, across the Red River into North Dakota, for theĀ Carrington Research Extension Center Field Day. Our first time attending, we were duly impressed with the 3 acre orchard of theĀ Northern Hardy … Continue reading

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Honeyberry harvest 2013 wrap-up July 21

Berry Blue started out at 12.2 and ended up at 13.8 on the refractometer at the end of the harvest season. Two days ago Borealis and Tundra measured 13.2, Cinderella at 13.6 and Blue Belle led the pack at 14.2. … Continue reading

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Berry Blue honeyberry harvest 2013 begins July 7

3 weeks since the first blossoms appeared so we started picking this morning. I started off picking each berry very carefully, delighting in the tranquility of an ideal country morning, with the sun shining and the birds singing. Thankfully the … Continue reading

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