Blueberries, Plums, Peaches, Apples

The fruit farm will open for the 2016 season on July 14

 

Mason Beach Fruit Farm

Hacks Neck, Virginia

Description: DSCN0505AsianPear

Asian Pears In Bloom

Description: blueberryBlueberries and Large Fruit @$1.00 per pound Description: apple

Pick-Your-Own ONLY for Blueberries

 

Summary

We thank all who came to our fruit farm during the 2015 season.  We hope that you had an enjoyable experience.  For the 2016 season, the farm will operate as we did last year. 

 

IMPORTANT UPDATE-- Officially, the farm will now open on July 14 for blueberry picking using our you-pick/honor system method.  Because of the late frost and cooler weather, the blueberry ripening is delayed.  Also. It is now apparent that the blueberry crop will be significantly reduced because of the late frost.  All other large fruit (peaches, apples & plums) will be closed to you-pick.   The large fruit will be picked by us, and will be for sale at the farm office.  Peaches and Japanese plums (limited amount) should be available about July 14.

 

Also, fire-blight disease has destroyed the majority of the pear trees which have been cut down.  Apricots, pears (Asian or European), blackberries and grapes are no longer available.  The apple harvest does look promising.

 

Blueberries not damaged by frost (06/08/16)

Blueberries damaged by frost (05/25/16)

 

 

Young McIntosh Apples (5/28/16)

Young Red Haven Peaches (6/7/16)

 

 

Young Cresthaven Peaches (mid-August harvest)

Friendly Greeters, Zoe and Maggie

 

 

All fruit including the blueberries will be priced at $1.00 per pound.  The farm will open from Thursday to Saturday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  We will be closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.  Closing the first part of week gives time for grass cutting and orchard maintenance.

 

This year will be the 19th season that the farm has been operated by us. The schedule for having picked fruit at the farm office is to be decided.  Look for updates on our web site (www.masonbeachfruitfarm.com).

 

Winter cleanup and pruning of the fruit trees and blueberries is about complete.  Selective spraying to control weeds, plant disease and pests is in progress.  We acknowledge help from neighbors and family.  Special thanks go out to Don who critically helps with early spring pruning, cutting grass and large fruit harvesting.

 

Pruning Mutsu Apples

Mutsu Apples Pruned

 

 

Pruning to Burn Pile

Fruit Tree Spraying

 

 

If you have any questions or comments, please call us (757-442-7287) or email <fosterjg@esva.net>.

 

 

 

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Contact Information

Mason Beach Fruit Farm

29113 Mason Beach Road

Hacks Neck, Virginia  23358

757-442-7287

mailto:fosterjg@esva.net or ffosterjg@yahoo.com