Alfred Reed Bishop and Doris William Butler
The picture above is the very tap root of Bishop's Homegrown/Face Of The Earth Seed. My grandparents shortly after moving to Pekin Indiana from Greensburg KY in 1947 where they purchased the farm that is now Bishop's Homegrown. This picture was taken in Pekin in front of the old co-op next to the old railroad depot, neither of which exist today.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
White Blackberries comming along!
In a quick update here are a couple of pics of some of the white blackberry plants growing on the farm. The will not bloom or set fruit this year as they are just getting up and started and storing energy, but they are growing along very well and looking good. The single plant picture is of the infamous "snowbank", quite possibly the most expensive blackberry plant ever purchased by the time I paid for all the inspections and certifications and shipping from California, but I cannot thank my friend enough for sending it to me, she is beautiful, but incredibly thorny, I'm talking thorns on the underneath of the leaf margins even.
The other two plants were bought from an online retailer, interesting backstory. I'll discuss them more in the future, needless to say as is obvious from the photos, they are not "snowbank" and nor do I believe them to likely be "iceberg" but it is possible.