Monday, May 14, 2012

Correction!  Cool Weather Delay

We thought that our season would get started quickly, but with cool weather moving through our region, the blueberries have stayed green.  We're hoping that we will have sweet berries that are blue by Saturday, May 19th and plan to be open then from 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

We didn't open for picking last Saturday because there just wasn't enough berries that were blue.  I tried picking a bit on Mother's Day, but the berries are not sweet at all and you have to hunt to find them blue enough to even pick.

With sunshine and warmer weather coming through this week, the berries should ripen and sweeten up by Saturday.  However, we're only working with one variety right now - the Duke variety. The Collins and Blueray varieties should follow it within another week.

The good thing about it all is that the raspberries are ripe and enjoying the cooler weather.  Raspberries are always plentiful with rain and cool weather.  I've been enjoying fruit smoothies with the raspberries adding the tart note.  YUM!

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