Wednesday Jul 29 2009 comments Salle Orchards, photopage By: by Karina Williams -A +A Karina WilliamsBillie Jean Salle, co-owner of Salle Orchards finds a large ripe Kiowa blackberry. Karina WilliamsNicholas Salle, co-owner of Salle Orchards drives a tractor to the watermelon patch to pick the tasty fruit for market. Karina WilliamsRipe peaches are being picked by the lugs (flat boxes) and taken to local area farmers markets. Karina WilliamsRafael Gonzalez picks ripe white nectarines off the tall trees at Salle Orchards Wednesday morning. Nectarines should be picked in the morning when it is cool to prevent bruising on the fruit Karina WilliamsThe large Kiowa blackberries on the right are almost the size of walnuts, but are a bit tart and best used for cooking. The sweet smaller triple-crown blackberries are great for eating off the bush. Karina WilliamsBillie Jean Salle, co-owner of Salle Orchards, finds a ripe watermelon at their Wheatland farm. Karina WilliamsBillie Jean and Nicholas Salle?s niece, Teagan Yelton, 19, of Colorado, has helped on the family farm every summer sense she was a little girl. Karina WilliamsFifty acres of the Salle Orchards are beautiful large walnut trees. Karina WilliamsJorge Gonzalez reaches for ripe white nectarines from one of the hundreds of fruit trees on the Salle Orchards farm. Karina WilliamsDeep purple plums at Salle Orchards ripen on the tree until ready to eat. Karina WilliamsBlossoms on the zucchini squash look similar to lilies and are edible. Karina WilliamsIzel Flores brings a bucket full of nectarines to the packing area after being picked fresh off the trees at the Salle Orchards in Wheatland.