We kicked off our fabulous 2015 season. Come join us!
PRB Field Conditions:
Gosh, our field is looking good right now! All of that rain at the end of May has pushed PRB into the ripening realms of blueberry heaven. We are loaded with a lot of fruit, including many ripe berries on Climax, Premier and Brightwell varieties. The first wave of ripe berries in the orchard are just finishing up. These fruits are fat and very, very sweet (a favorite of our many wine-making customers). Of course, there are some split berries. That's what happens when there are many days of non-stop rain. The berries absorb all of the water, and sometimes they burst. But when the sun returns, it dries things out, the berries sweat off the water, heal and achieve an even greater sweetness!
When you come out to pick, first taste the fruit. It's what we do! That's how we can tell if the sugar is balanced on the berries. Also, remember to pick with your eyes as well as your fingers. Eyes see the blue, but the fingers feel if the berry is ready to be picked. That is why you pick by touch, too. Remember to tickle the berries, and the ripe, sweet fruit will roll off the stem. See you in the field!