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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-22-2019, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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purple fingers

It's purple finger season again. Been out just 5 times for roughly an hour and a half each time. I've got three full gallons of raspberries so far. Lots of berries to get ripe yet. I should hit my season average of 10 to 12 gallons with little effort.

I gotta go agitate the techies!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 07:10 AM
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We have more than I can pick!!
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 07:41 AM
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That's called patience. I still have it but I don't pick much anymore. I think I'll go out today and pick a bucket. Thanks for the incentive.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 11:30 AM
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I haven't seen any ripe yet.
Hopefully I can get enough to make some wine!
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Me and boy just got back from a quad ride.

We were on a reconnaissance mission checking on a HUGE patch of blackberries we found a month or so ago when they were in blossom. We took 2 large lidded margarine tubs with us to snag a few black raspberries out the fencerow behind the house. Well...……………..ends up the blackberries are weeks from being anywhere near ripe. But amongst them were GOBS of purple finger fruits !!! We filled both our tubs in under 30 minutes. Shoulda taken a scrub bucket.

Tomorrow's another day...………...

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Haven't seen any ripe ones yet, but I will go scouting Monday.....Does anyone have a good receipt for a raspberry cobbler????

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Another gallon and a half or so this afternoon with my daughter










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I went out Wednesday evening and everywhere I picked the last 5 years have nothing.
Wonder if I have over harvested those areas?
Used to be able to pick a gallon ice cream bucket every 3 days and spent 2-1/2 hours and got 1/2 that.
Going to need alot more for a batch of wine!
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I went out Wednesday evening and everywhere I picked the last 5 years have nothing.
Wonder if I have over harvested those areas?
Used to be able to pick a gallon ice cream bucket every 3 days and spent 2-1/2 hours and got 1/2 that.
Going to need alot more for a batch of wine!
Me too my spot has grown over with young sapling which have blocked out the sun light. After cutting my way through thick debris for about 300 yards hoping to find a bonanza hidden in the landscape I returned home with less than a cup of berries.

Off to some other spots in the next couple of days...

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I made myself a fruit shredder and press so I'm itching to get enough juice for a batch of wine.
May end up being a blackberry and black raspberry mixed wine.
I pressed 8 lb of berries I had from last year and got a 1/2 gallon of juice so I'm figuring I need 36 more to get enough.
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