Here at Parsons Farms you will find many different types of animals you may not see everyday. We are best known for our goat jungle gym named 'Goat Mountain' and our many different breeds of goats that live here. However, our Scottish Highland cows steal the attention of our visitors with their shaggy hair and long horns. You will also find pot bellied pigs, rabbits, a horse and sheep that you can feed while visiting. Their food is in the market for sale but there is no fee for visiting the animals.
Inside our market we have a plethora of goodies you will love in addition to our fresh produce we are known for. There is an extensive amount of canned produce, pickles and jams. There is no doubt when browsing you will find something you will love. Stop by the ice cream shop and get some delicious Hershey's Ice cream you can eat in a rocking chair out on the patio or you can get a quart to go! The sweet aroma of the bakery will entice you to pick up some amazing fruit breads, pies, cookies or donuts for you and your family.
For Parsons that USP is high quality, organically-grown (though not certified) fruit, as well as local products. Of course, you get a whole bunch of that Parsons charm thrown in for good measure too. On our mid-July stop Quentin told us that things have been a bit slow to start this year thanks to the cool weather. Established in 2011, Parsons Farms Produce is located at Road 382 in Dagsboro, DE - Sussex County and is a business listed in the categories Fruit & Vegetables, Fruit And Vegetable Markets, Fruit & Vegetable Markets and Farmers Markets. After you do business with Parsons Farms Produce, please leave a review to help other people and improve hubbiz.
We may have started with corn and tomatoes for sale but now our market is a far cry from that card table we started with so many years ago. We keep our farm market full of the best produce we can provide to our community. We encourage customers to come pick their own as is cannot get fresher than that but we only offer it on select crops: strawberries, blueberries, peaches, apples and pumpkins. You can find squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and much more in our store already picked amd ready for you.
There is nothing quite like a birthday party at Parsons Farms! Our parties include two hours of fun. Guests get a personal tour on a hayride around the farm while on their way to pick in season produce with their friends. Soon after all the children will experience an up close and personal encounter with the animals that live here. Lastly, they will engage in a planting activity in which they will then take their plants home to watch them grow.
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Ice Cream Shop
What's could be better than a cool treat on a hot summer day? At Parsons Farms we know all about that summer heat, come cool off with some Hershey's Ice cream and relax in a rocking chair while watching the baby goats play. There really is nothing better. When you're ready to head back home, take some Hershey's with you! We offer hand-packed pints and quarts. Map of m casino. You pick and we pack!
Nothing beats our farm fresh beef. We have a large selection of steaks, roasts and much more to stock your freezer. Our beef is grass fed, grain finished angus cattle for the perfect combination of flavor. All our meat is usda certified.
Are you ready to pick up the freshest local produce?Fruit Trees
1. Q. I have set out a large number of fruit trees and they don't seem to be growing. Some of the trees have been out 2 years. I have never tried to grow fruit trees before and really don't know how to care for them. How can Iencourage them to grow?
A. The reason your young fruit trees have not grown may be poor soil conditions such as heavy clay, rocky soil, low levels of fertility, etc. Oftenit is poor weed control or trees which froze or dried out at the nursery.Adequate moisture is also critical for growth. However, fertilizer is notalways the key.
To get your fruit trees to grow, I would suggest the following:
- Be sure that the trees receive adequate moisture during the growing season.
- Apply a 3-inch thick layer of mulch around each tree to cover the soil overthe root system.
Avoid growing grass around the tree for several years until it is wellestablished. Proper pruning and training is important to shape the growingtrees. Pruning at planting encourages the vigorous growth of numerous scaffoldbranches. This will allow greater shaping flexibility as the trees grow.Pruning is a dwarfing process though, so only prune if your trees are growingand you have a reason to prune.
1. Q. I recently read about the espalier method of growing fruit trees. Can you tell me more about this?
A. The art of espalier, originated in France and Italy about 400 years ago asa method of training fruit trees in a flat plane usually in a symmetrical formagainst a wall. There are many different systems. Some are quite elaborate,requiring considerable time and patience as well as detailed knowledge of the plant's growth characteristics. The easiest espalier system is the horizontal cordon. Apples, pears, and plums adapt well to this system. The trees are usually supported by a wall, a fence, or a wire trellis. Training to the four-tier cordon or four-wire trellis is relatively easy.
An espalier system can provide an effective way of producing a large volume ofhigh quality fruit in a limited area. Trees trained in this fashion should beon dwarfing rootstock, otherwise, they tend to grow too large and are difficultto hold within bounds.
A simple four-wire trellis may be constructed by setting 8' posts 2'in the ground, spacing them 12' apart, and running wires throughthe posts at heights of 18, 36, 54, and 72 inches. Plant twotrees of the desired variety 6' apart between each twoposts. Cut the trees off at about 18 inches.
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Usually three or more shoots will develop near the point of thecut. Retain the uppermost shoot and develop it as the centralleader. The other two can be developed into main scaffold branchesto be trained along the lower wire, one on each side of the centralstem. Remove all other growth.
The two shoots selected for scaffold limbs should be loosely tied tothe wire as soon as they are ten to twelve inches long. Twine,plastic chainlink ties, or other suitable material may be used. Tiethe shoots so that they are nearly horizontal. This reducesvegetative vigor and induces flower bud formation. However, if theend of the shoot is tied below the horizontal, new growth at theend will stop and vigorous shoots will develop along the upper side. At the end of the first season, the lateral branches on the lowerwire should be established and the central leader should havegrown above the second wire.
During the dormant pruning at the end of the first winter, cut thecentral leader off at a bud just below the second wire. Repeat theprocess of the previous spring by developing two scaffold branchesto tie to the second wire and allow the central leader to growabove the third wire.
This process is repeated during the next two seasons, at which timea total of eight scaffolds, four on each side of the tree, should befirmly established.
By the end of the fourth season, the trees should be in heavy fruitproduction. All pruning is then done during the spring and summermonths. After new growth in the spring is about two inches long,cut it off and also remove about one-fourth of the previousseason's growth. Terminals of the scaffold are left untouched.
About the first of August or as soon as new growth reaches ten totwelve inches in length, tip prune the shoots to prevent vigorous growth fromgetting outof bounds.
3. Q. What are spurs?
A. Spurs are short, stubby, side stems that arise from the mainstem on wood that is usually in its second year of growth. The fruit ofapples and pears is borne on spurs. Grapes can also be pruned back to shortspurs.
4. Q. What is dormant oil? What pests will it control on apples and pears? How does dormant oil spray kill insects, and when shouldit be applied to fruit trees?
A. Dormant oil is a highly refined petroleum oil used primarily to control scale insects and the overwintering eggs of red spidermites and aphids. It is diluted with water prior to spraying. Theoil coating suffocates these pests as well as their eggs. Insectscannot become resistant to it.
Dormant oil should be applied to fruit trees in early springwhile they are dormant but just prior to bud swell. A dormant oilspray one week before bud break is most effective. The entiretree should be covered with a layer of the oil.
5. Q. Is root-feeding fruit trees preferred over scattering fertilizer on the surface of the ground?
A. Fertilizer scattered evenly over the surface of the ground above the root system is just as effective for plant maintenance as is rootfeeding. Scatter the fertilizer starting about six inches away from the baseof
shrubs or about 1 foot from the trunk of a tree and extending to ashort distance beyond the ends of the branches. The fertilizer can be lightly raked or scratched into the mulch or soil and then watered in.
6. Q. When should I prune and fertilize fruit trees?
A. Prune fruit trees any time during January - March before flowering begins. Trees can be pruned after budbreak with no harm to the tree if you happen to be late in getting started. Fertilization should occur immediately before bloom or leaf sprout occurs which is usually in March. A good general recommendation for rate to use per tree is one pound of fertilizer per inch trunk diameter. Use 21-0-0 or ammonium sulfate if your soil pH is above 7.0. A complete fertilizer such as 15-5-10 can be used if your soil pH is below 7.0 If additional applications are made, use only nitrogen fertilizer. Trees should make 18-24-36' of terminal growth annually.