|Off to the Orchard.|
Paul Plum is a grower and marketer of tree ripe fruit, with an emphasis on stone fruit.
It's 2020, time for another busy Summer at Paul Plum!
Sad News: Apricots, Plums, Peaches and early Tomatoes froze in a hard May freeze. We will be back with Apples and Tomatoes as soon as they mature.
All produce is sold at Farmers Markets in the Northeastern Pennsylvania area:
Pittston, Wyalusing, and Tunkhannock.
Fridays: Wyalusing Farmers Market will be open from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM in the Farm and Home Shopping Plaza, Route 6. (directions)
Tuesdays: Pittston Farmers Market in Pittston, PA from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. (directions)
Saturdays: Tunkhannock Farmers Market Creekside in Tunkhannock, PA from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. (directions)
100% of the produce sold at the Paul Plum stand is Home Grown on the slopes of a hidden valley above the Susquehanna River in Bradford county, Pennsylvania. In general, because of our harsh climate, a number of cultivars grown by Paul Plum are not recommended for propagation in the Eastern United States. Therefore, many of our fruits can not be found growing elsewhere in Northeastern Pa.
The French axiom that the finest full bodied wines come from grapes grown
on the edge of their culture, may also hold true for some other fruits
as well. Certainly with desire, hard work, and the warming and nurturing
influences of the Susquehanna River, a great variety of often exotic, and
always delicious Tree Ripened fruits are available weekly.
|Looking close-up. Avoiding unnecessary spraying.|
The plum, perhaps the sweetest
of domestic fruits, must spend its time on the tree developing sugar
until it is dead ripe, not in the back of a truck heading east! Just ask
any opossum what the sweetest fruit in the orchard is. Opossums may be
indecisive crossing the road in front of your car, but walking through
a grove of fruit trees they will make a bee-line to the plum tree with
ripe fruit. Opossums demand full sugar, but then, so do I.
Tree ripe Peaches are a fruit many people can scarcely wait for. My Peaches and Nectarines, (mostly yellow fleshed, but some white) generally span from the second week of July to early October. Many White peaches are sweeter and more aromatic than yellow ones, but some are harder to transport, so are seen less frequently. Rariton Rose, one of my white peaches, is an ole time favorite and should be at the stand about the third week of August. Newer, easier to transport white varieties will also be available this summer. Super sweet donut peach, Saturn, plus Blushingstar, Summer Pearl, and super sweet White Lady, round out the whites.
I've had people come up to me and eulogize peaches but don't want to taste a Nectarine because they know they will hate it. Nectarines are just fuzz-less peaches. True, a particular cultivar of nectarine may taste slightly different than your favorite peach, but your favorite peach will probably taste slightly different than another cultivar of peach. My nectarines start ripening in mid August.
Some of my biggest and tastiest peaches ripen in late September to early October.
Where can you find tree ripe peaches in October?
|ANSWER:||At Paul Plum's stand and virtually nowhere else.|