It has been a long and tough winter here in Northern Illinois. We are grateful to finally see some signs of spring! Our grass is getting greener, the trees look nice after their winter “haircuts” from pruning, and we have gotten all the brush cleaned up and cleared out. Now we are starting to see [...]
It has been a VERY long winter here at Jonamac. We are now into March and it just doesn’t seem like we are going to get a break from the harsh winter of 2014. We have been pruning the trees as much as we can, but because of all the days with below 0 temperatures, [...]
It’s that time again! U-pick is open here at Jonamac. Unlike last year, we are blessed with a large crop so we have plenty of apples to pick! Our pick your own orchard is open from 9am to 5:30pm with our last pickers going out at 5:00pm. Please stop by our U-pick hut or the [...]
The 2013 Jonamac Orchard corn maze has been cut and is growing great under the warm summer sun. We have been lucky to receive the perfect growing conditions this year and the 2013 Jonamac Orchard corn maze is sure to be the best corn maze in Illinois this year. Each year for the past 30 [...]
Here is an old Jonamac Orchard trick to get apple buds to bloom before spring. Cut some twigs from an apple tree (or other flowering tree) with buds on them, take them inside and place in a jar of warm water near a window or in a warm spot, like your kitchen. In about 2 [...]
Spring is in the air at Jonamac Orchard and our outside work is well under way. Pruning is underway and late winter rains are getting deep into the ground to help with spring bloom and the summer growing season.