Blueberry Overview



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Blueberries Close Up Plow Creek Farm has 15 varieties of blueberries, ripening usually from mid to late June into August or September. We have 28 rows, averaging about 250 feet long. In 2011 and 2012 late frosts greatly hurt blueberry production. The 2012 drought damaged some bushes, but most of the bushes were loaded again in 2013. The 2014 harvest was very small across much of the Midwest, including here, following extreme cold that killed blueberry branches. Production was better in 2015 and we expect continued recovery if weather is anywhere near normal.

You may pick your own bluewberries, order blueberries in bulk, or buy blueberries at our farmers' markets. Be be sure to check our schedule before coming to pick.

Many people come back year after year to pick blueberries on our very peaceful Blueberry Hill. We get great reports about their flavor. People are learning about newly discovered health benefits of blueberries.

We use the blueberries in jam, pies, muffins, and fresh and frozen on cereal.

Varieties

  • 2 rows Bluetta
  • 4 rows Bluejay
  • 3 rows Spartan
  • 3 rows Blueray
  • 7 1/2 rows Bluecrop
  • 1 1/2 rows Jersey
  • 1 1/2 rows Coville
  • 1 1/2 rows Elliot
  • They ripen roughly in this order, from west to east. There are also a number of large scattered Late Blue, plus some smaller bushes of Duke, Toro, Nelson, Aurora, and Elizabeth.




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