It’s blossom time on the Old Mission Peninsula! If you’re wondering when is the best time for a drive out to see the blossoms, here’s the scoop from my niece, Heatherlyn Johnson Reamer, who manages the family farm, Johnson Farms:
“Sweets will be in full bloom, if it remains warm, over the course of the next few days,” says Heather. “Tart cherries will follow in about a week after the sweets. Apple blossoms are my favorite and vary in bloom time, one to two weeks after tarts.”
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She also notes that so far, the crop is looking good and the weather is cooperating. “Crop hasn’t seen any severe damage so far,” says Heather. “Keeping our fingers crossed!”
So here are some dates for your drive out to see the blossoms:
Sweet Cherries: Monday, May 9 through Wednesday, May 11.
Tart Cherries: Friday, May 13, through Monday, May 16.
Apples: Friday, May 20, through Monday, May 23.
I’ll post an update when the apple blossoms are in bloom.
A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers like the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and magazines like Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So of course, I started my own newspaper. Because the Gazette is mainly reader-supported, I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks my way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the Old Mission Peninsula. Check out the donation page here. Thank you so much for your support. -jb