A Beautiful Spring in our Pear Orchards

June 18, 2011

in News,Pears

Pear orchard in full bloom in Redwood Valley

This spring our pear orchards had an abundance of blossoms. Spring is a wait and see period to know what the crop will be like. After a spring with much precipitation of all kinds, we were lucky not to get hailed on! We’re irrigating later than normal due to rain that continued, and continued …

In June we always find out what size crop we’ll have. We expect to have a bigger crop than normal. Approximately 120 days from full bloom, we’ll be harvesting — that means around August 8. Here are many more photos to see the beautiful spring for yourself!

Road through pear orchard in Redwood Valley

Close up view of pear blossoms

Gwen playing with daddy Pete near orchard in Ukiah

Johnson garden and barn — we go home with great vegetables!

Old water tower and garden near our office in Ukiah


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Mike Geniella June 18, 2011 at 9:50 pm

This is one of the best ag-related sites I’ve seen. Hope other Mendocino interests take note, and incorporate some of the ideas in their promotions


admin July 9, 2011 at 11:06 am

Mike, thanks for letting us know how much you like our website! We really appreciate it. It can be hard to fit in taking photos, making videos, and writing blog posts while running a ranching business … but they really help tell the story of farming.


Brenda July 18, 2011 at 11:38 am

When will your pears be ready for pickup by the 22# box? And do I just drop in or give advanced notice so they are ready? Looking forward to sinking my teeth into them. Brenda


Frank Tomasovich September 19, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Our pears are doing well, the tree is loaded with pears. Can you helps us when to harvest the pears. We are located in Southern Colorado at 8,000 ft. The pears are firm and seem to stay on the tree except when the wind blows. Do we wait for the pears to fall off the tree or do we pick them ahead of time and let them ripen. Send us a receipe for canning the pears, and preserves.
Thank you


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