Picking Season Almanac

 Season Opening DayGrowing Degree Days  Seasonal Rainfall (inches) Season Harvest (lbs)Special Notes
2017
 10 August
919 13.35TBD
 Opening early and midweek for the 1st time, not because the picking will be great, but because we anticipate protracted ripening due to the cool growing season.
2016  13 August1173 12.82 9,600 
 201515 August  1100 8.14 6,662 
 2014 16 August 974 10.8510,567  
 2013 17 August 95413.31 8,921  
 2012 28 July1136  7.31 20,393Banner year due to the early spring and warm conditions.
 201113 August 1104  7.71 5,528 
 201031 July  1105 9.56 9,127 
 2009 15 August 828 9.21 4,641 
 2008 9 August 829 9.09 9,999 
 20071 August  1091 6.33 2,618Drought year and poor pollination. 
 2006 24 July 880 10.812,360 Poor pollination. 
 200529 July  942 9.43 8,580First season for us. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. 
*Conditions at update, Weather Data from Houghton County Memorial Airport as reported on wunderground.com

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