The Goal : A whole lot fruit, on farm produced fruit.. I want to get to the point of being able to only eat farm produced fruits, both soft and hard kinds.
This has been a long slow road to get to where we are at now coming into 2016
in regards to this I did the math on this, I have row 0 100 (late raspberry canes), Row 1, 150 plus canes (early season) and Row 2, 75 Mid-season canes plus I still need to put in row 3 later- Mid-season raspberry canes this year yet..
that puts me at 350 producing canes. or approx heading into the year with 65 liner feet (I will be expounding the rows with new babies, but they will not produce this year)
so that puts me at 130 pints average yield or 520 cups of raspberries for my typical yield for the year of 2016.
hmmm.. so that is 260 pints or 130 quarts.. that will do.. that will do..
yesterday I was on the first day of spring looking at the rows and they need cleaning, pruning and lifting but having come though winter, they are looking good..
maybe, this will be the year, we get the posts and wire up.. haha.. but it still should be a great soft fruit harvest year, I hope.. at local organic prices, if I can pick the average amount the canes should produce, they will give back 1400 to 1600 worth of fruit.. but so many things come into play. we will see
how are your raspberry canes looking, in need of a clean up and trim?