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Large clusters
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Large blueberry cluster
Large blueberry cluster
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Large blueberry cluster
Large blueberry cluster
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Large blueberry clusters
 
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Blackberries getting close to being ripe
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Almost ripe blackberry
Almost ripe blackberry
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Blackberries forming
Blackberries forming
 
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The young apples are getting some color
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The young apples are getting some color
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The young apples are getting some color
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The young apples are getting some color
 
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The cherries coloring up
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The cherries coloring up
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The cherries coloring up
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The cherries coloring up
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The cherries coloring up
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The cherries coloring up
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yellow cherry
 
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My first cherry harvest ever from mid May of this year!! It was just a handful, and I may have picked them a little early to beat the birds, but they were really tasty, sweet with a touch of acidity and very flavorful!

I think they ripened earlier than they usually would've, due to the small crop this year.

I'm excited to see what they produce next year!
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My first and what a beautiful cherry harvested
My first and what a beautiful cherry harvested
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Very red and delicious cherry
Very red and delicious cherry
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It was interesting how some had a whitish coloring
It was interesting how some had a whitish coloring
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Nice and tasty yellow flesh
Nice and tasty yellow flesh
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Something took a bite out of this cherry.... oh yeah that was me :)
Something took a bite out of this cherry.... oh yeah that was me :)
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I love the coloration on these cherries
I love the coloration on these cherries
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Closeup
Closeup
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Definitely going to plant the cherry pits
Definitely going to plant the cherry pits
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One of the most ripe cherries
One of the most ripe cherries
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Some of the cherries have more orange/yellow
Some of the cherries have more orange/yellow
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This one has a little of both
This one has a little of both
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Side by side comparison of the cherries
Side by side comparison of the cherries
 
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Apples in late May
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Gala apple ripening
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Gala apple ripening
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Gala apple ripening
 
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Mulberries are quickly becoming one of my favorite fruits. Not only do these mulberries have a sweet and extremely pleasant flavor, but they are also easy to grow and are producing a great crop after just a little over two years after being planted.

They also have a huge harvest window. They started producing in late May and are still pumping out mulberries almost two months later and don't seem like they will stop anytime soon!
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I love mulberries
I love mulberries
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Mulberry cluster ripening
Mulberry cluster ripening
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They turn form white, to red, to black when fully ripe
They turn form white, to red, to black when fully ripe
 
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I planted my potatoes later than I wanted to this year. By late May they were coming up well!
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Young potato
Young potato
 
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A spined soldier bug, Podisus maculiventris, with its prey.
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Spined soldier bug
Spined soldier bug
 
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Blackberries starting to ripen in late May.
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Blackberries starting to ripen
Blackberries starting to ripen
 
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