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Early harvest photos

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Dale, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    We'll load this 3.09 acre bog tomorrow. It looks very good. Better than last year when it produced 44,911# of usable fruit per acre. Tomorrow is predicted to be clear with easterly airs; mid 60's to low 70's.. Perfect. Lunch will be catered by an in-house chef.
    A5highdike.jpg A-5done.jpg jonbeating.jpg
     
  2. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    beautiful .. may the harvest be plentiful
     
  3. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    Good luck, Dale! Is that little shack in the background your home?
     
  4. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Nice! I hope your harvest goes well!
     
  5. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Alexis, the red and white shack is my pumphouse. In the first photo, my house is to the extreme right.
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Congratulations, Dale. Another record harvest?
     
  7. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    Yup, that's the shack I figured was your house.
     
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    Posey New Member

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    I wanna see the dogs. What is this shit?
     
  9. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    So Dale, after the harvest are the bogs drained or are the cranberry plants always underwater? Do you get critters in the bog like snakes, frogs, turtles etc.? My uncle used to work for Ocean Spray back east (seasonally). One of these harvests I want to help out! I think it would be a great learning experience:>
     
  10. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    "Another record harvest?"

    Most likely. Won't know for sure 'til the last delivery.

    "I wanna see the dogs. What is this shit?"

    Maybe later. I'm busy.

    "after the harvest are the bogs drained or are the cranberry plants always underwater?"

    I drain the bogs after harvest. They need the cool winter temperatures for a good dormancy.

    "Do you get critters in the bog like snakes, frogs, turtles etc.?"

    No turtles.
     
  11. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    Probably a little chilly for herps.

    So do the same plants continue to produce indefinitely? Or do they have to be replaced at some point? Do you have to do much in the way of pest management or fertilizing? Cool stuff.
     
  12. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    I want to drive the beater (what do you really call that thing?) that knocks the fruit of the plant :D
     
  13. Pook

    Pook Disneyed

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    Is dat Jon driving the beater?
     
  14. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    "So do the same plants continue to produce indefinitely?"

    Yes. There are some bogs here that are said to be 80 years old. The bog in these photos was planted 37 years ago.

    "Do you have to do much in the way of pest management or fertilizing?"

    Yes. In the habitat cranberries will produce 20bbl/acre at the very best. With selective breeding and lots of fertilizer they'll routinely produce 300bbl/acre. My main pests are weeds and cranberry girdler moth. Weeds are treated with a variety of highly selective herbicides and girdler moth is treated with nematodes.

    "I want to drive the beater"

    It's not as easy to operate as it looks. You break it, you fix it.

    "Is dat Jon driving the beater?"

    Yep.
     
  15. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats for another record harvest.
     
  16. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Enjoy yourself, I know it's hard workin' time!
     
  17. Clark

    Clark Gator Member

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    Are you and Jon living together now?
     
  18. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    "You break it, you fix it."

    DEAL as I can handle that....I worked part time as a small engine/tractor mechanic and I was a landscaper who repaired his own equipment :D
     
  19. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I have a place by the beach, Clark. Don't you ever read replies to your questions?
     
  20. abaxter

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    I read it, but I thought Dale was teasing. Have you really abandoned the financial
    world of Denver? If so, I think you've made a good choice. Can you do some phone
    photos of your beach sometime? I promise not to show up on your doorstep.