All About Blueberries
- How do I Prepare and Store Blueberries?
- How do I tell when Blueberries are Ripe?
- What are the Nutrition Facts about Blueberries?
- What are the Health Benefits of Blueberries?
- What is the History of Blueberries?
- What are some Blueberry Varieties?
- How are Blueberries Grown?
- Where can I find more about Blueberries?
Picking Highbush Blueberries is fun and easy too! The powdery milky-blue berries hang in clusters under the leaves of these plants that grow from five to seven feet tall.
Many berries are right at arms length so you don’t have to do a lot of bending if you don’t want to.
Take containers that can rest on the ground or tie around your waist. Hold the bush with one hand and pick the berries with the other. Pick only the ripe ones, leave the rest to ripen another day. It’s so easy that you’ll have a basket full in no time. After picking a basket, keep the picked berries under the plant in the shade, while filling another container.
You might even want to bring a small folding stool to sit on while picking. Bring along a hat and long sleeved shirts to protect yourself from the hot sun.
Children are encouraged to help parents pick blueberries, it is a wonderful family outing.
Wilmot Orchards reminds parents to keep their youngsters close to where they are.
Washrooms are available in the Cafe and outside in old fashioned ‘privy’.
Wilmot Orchard berries are plump, luscious, sweet tasting and juicy berries. Tasting one or two is ok too…
How we keep the birds from eating all the blueberries.
Plan to start out with a treat in the Appleberries Patio Cafe,. Or take a break from picking and sit awhile and sip a cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee. Enjoy some Blueberry Organic Ice Cream made with our own blueberries.
At Wilmot Orchards we take great care to provide you
with the best blueberries possible.