Hail cannons, or Anti-Hail cannons, in a sense, are a new technology to agriculture. Although originating in the 18th century, they have been modernized greatly over the past thirty years - the latter 10 being the most significant. These cannons are designed to disrupt the growth phase of hail by emitting a shockwave directly above the cannon. The cannons are comprised of two parts:
1) The combustion chamber - this is where the acetylene...
On a gorgeous sunday morning in Chicago on March 25th, 40,000 runners participated in the 2012 Shamrock Shuffle, the largest 5-mile race in the world. This year's shuffle was the inaugaral competition of Kingsburg Orchards' Dinosaur Brand Running Team. Featured runners were Patrick Eubanks of Kingsburg Orchards, John Graves and Damon Marano, of Anthony Marano Company in Chicago. 65 degress and not a cloud in the sky, Chicago rarely sees such beautiful spring days. Conditions were prime and the Dino Running Team exceeded expectations with each member finishing the 5 miles in under 48:...
PostedJanuary 24, 2018
Kingsburg Orchards announces the inaugural Dino Brand pluot mania competition!
We have taken 32 of our proprietary varieties and put them into brackets, allowing you to choose the most popular variety we have currently. We will update round by round, announcing the winner in our June newsletter. Please share the bracket invitation with anyone who has tried our Dino Brand pluots.
Your pick to advance to the next round should be based on flavor profile, appearance, and preference.
We ask that you include a name, and a location so we can track regionally as the favorites advance.
To get everyone in the mood for spring, Deb has compiled a few fun facts about bees and our blooms for you to peruse! We are so excited for all the blossoms to be back, it is such a beautiful time of the year. It is incredible to think that these delicate flowers will begin to develop into delicious, juicy fruit in a matter of months -
The term “honeymoon” comes from a tradition in the Middle Ages when newlyweds were given a months worth of honey wine as wedding gifts.
PostedDecember 20, 2011
The chill is starting to come on here in peach, plum, and nectarine country. The leaves are off the trees in the orchards; and the fog has set in here and there. That’s good news for trees as they get ready for the 2012 crop of Kingsburg Orchards tree fruit.
Trees need rest, just as we do. The cool weather is essential for them to produce flowers and leaf buds in the spring- and after that, their crop of fruit. The amount of cool weather the trees experience is measured in “chill hours”. Each chill hour is an hour when the temperature is less than 45 degrees. The right amount of chill...
PostedDecember 20, 2011
We have all seen them, but their origin remains a mystery. Opinions on them vary: beautiful, tacky, ironic, hideous, glorious, outdated, on trend … but one thing is certain. This season, the Ugly Christmas Sweater is back!
The Ugly Christmas Sweater is rumored to have originated somewhere in the 1980’s as a trendy way to celebrate the holidays - because nothing says “Merry Christmas” better than kittens in Santa hats or a neon reindeer crafted out of puff paint adorning your holiday ensemble. In the years following, these glorious creations were banished to attics and yard sales and only...
PostedDecember 20, 2011
We hustle through the year living our lives and cramming too much into our 24 hour days but at this time every year, we slow down just enough to honor traditions new and old and celebrate the joys of Christmas. A tradition can be something as small as a special cookie your great grandma made every year, the whole family wearing matching pajamas while opening presents or being the first person to find the Christmas Pickle on your Christmas tree. Yes! A pickle!
Have you ever seen a pickle ornament and wondered what the story was behind it? Each of these special ornaments is packaged...
PostedSeptember 7, 2011
For those of you who can't wait to take out your pie tins as soon as you spot a fresh apple or juicy peach, our Apple Pears may be just what you are looking for! We received this email from Jim Gilbert, and are excited to share his pie baking tips with you:
"I've been baking apple pies for over forty years and have always believed that Granny Smith apples are the best baking apple. However, while in Costco last week I came across Apple Pears. Based on their appearance - uniformity in color, shape,...
PostedSeptember 7, 2011
Hybrid fruit - like our peacharines, pluots, apriums, and Velvet Series apricots - are once again in the spotlight! The Wall Street Journal just released their article on them today. Check out the article, the video, or slideshow!
The link to the article: http://on.wsj.com/qChgiA (will deactivate soon, so check it out while it's available!)
If the video below does not play, see this link: http://online.wsj.com/video/trying-to-breed-better-fruit/8ECD9BAD-E33A-476D-A459-797A621C6C6C.html
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There are few things less conquerable than the American spirit - hard work, loyalty, dedication, and perseverance are the foundations on which our “liberty, freedom, and justice for all” have been built. Our servicemen and women not only embody these ideals, but give of themselves to provide others with the right to claim them as well.
This season celebrates the Independence day of our nation, and therefore brings an increased awareness of the sacrifice of our troops - both those still in service and those who have passed before us.
PostedFebruary 21, 2013
Each year I anxiously await the arrival of the first apricots of the season. There is something so wonderful about their tangy sweetness and the way you can pull them in half with your fingers. I had a tree of them that grew in the orchard outside of my window growing up and it is almost magical watching them slowly transform from fuzzy lime green stones into succulent honey-orange orbs. It reminds me of riding around with my dad in his pick-up truck when I was little, changing valves and checking trees; listening to the breeze rustle the leaves and the crickets begin to chirp; and the...
Here at Kingsburg Orchards harvest over 200 varieties of fresh fruit including White Peaches, White Nectarines, Pluots, Apple Pears and Apriums. We are a grower, packer, and shipper in Central California’s San Joaquin Valley, and we’ve always maintained our eye for detail and our commitment to quality.