Red Currents- a mear 8 cups worth- $6 dollars worth locally..
No on farm black or white currents- $0 dollars
Wild Currents- Just as bad.. done and empty.. did they have some while I was gone or did the birds get them all?
Thankfully, I have a reasonable amounts of red current jelly, juice and about 4 pds still frozen in the freezer for the use in 2012, still I will be pruning, feeding and remulching the bushes this year, in the hopes that I get a much more typical crop in amounts next year.. given that I have 12 current bushes on the farm at the moment, that is one very poor crop indeed.
My blueberry on farm yield was even worse this year.. for a total of count it! Nine berries.. what is that $ .10 cents worth LOL
Thankfully, there does seem to be a very limited amount of wild blueberries available, but even they are very lean pickings, what should have clusters with good size berries, have only one or two and they are smaller and drier.
Thankfully, last year was a good blueberry year, and I still have a full case of 12 blueberry fruit, 8 jars of blueberry pie filling, 4 jars of blueberry juice, and 12 pds of frozen berries in the big freezer yet..
On the flip side, my elderberry bushes are so loaded with started fruit that I will need to either trim off clusters or prop up branches and I had a look at my chokeberries and they are loaded to the hilt, as are the grapes and the high bush cranberries.. hmmm we will see if they turn out in the end, I certianly hope so..