Our patches are some of the most well kept in the area, with installed netting over one patch, and plans to install netting over our other patch. Netting keeps the birds out of the ripening fruit, allowing the berries to atain full sweetness, given you a quality better tasting blueberry.
We offer 4 different varieties in our covered patch, ripening early July and going well into August. Mostly sold at our Farm Stand and to wholesale customers, but we also have Pick Your Own.
The health benefits of blueberries are widely touted. Blueberries are now considered a superfood, known to have the highest levels of antioxidants, lots of vitamin C, and plenty of fiber – all in a delicious, low-calorie package.
We’ve recently put in another acre with seven varieties, which will be ready in a few years. We mulch our plants heavily with woodchips, to help control weeds and allow the shallow roots of the blueberry plants to absorb water and nutrients. Our blueberries are irrigated with a trickle system at the root level to keep the leaves dry.
Pruning is critical in March and April, during the plants’ dormancy, so the cuts can heal. The pruning promotes vigorous growth, whereas older, woody growth is less productive.