High bush blueberries grow in the milder parts of Ontario. Snow help protect them in winter. Berries develop in clusters of five to 10 berries and ripen over a period of four to six weeks. They should not be harvested too early. After the berries turn completely blue, leave them on the bushes for three to seven days to develop their full flavor and sugar content. Birds can devastate a crop and sometime they have to bring in a falconer with hawks to scare away the birds. Blueberries are high in antioxidants when compared to 60 other fresh fruits and vegetables.and may help lower the risk of developing age-related diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Hi Blueberry Lovers!!
It’s that time of year again (earlier than ever)! Come have a thrill on Blueberry Hill!! Wilson’s Organic Blueberries is opening for the season Thursday, July 5 from 4 a.m.-8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. - noon. Please give us a call for future open dates and times.
RRR! - please bring your own containers to pick in. If you have any extra baskets or food grade plastic containers with handles, we would be grateful to have them to reuse.
The berries are $2.70 lb for pick-our-own. Picked berries are $5,25 lb. or $8.00 a quart (1 ½ lbs). Please call/e-mail to pre-order picked berries so I can get them ready for you.
Looking forward to seeing you in the patch! Thanks so much for your patronage.
Denice and John and all our WWOOFers (Willing Workers on Organic Farms)
Wilson’s Organic Blueberries
272 Victoria Street
Go Green! Buy Local! Buy Organic!
Directions to the patch:
From Belleville: Go North on Hwy 37 to Tweed. Just after passing the flashing yellow light at the Marlbank Road, you will see the Welcome to Tweed Billboard with flowers planted in front, on your right. Across the street, on your left, you’ll see our Wilson’s Blueberries sandwich board (only out when we’re open) next to our driveway. Our new address is 272 Victoria Street. Turn left into the driveway and park in the lot on your left. If it’s full, come up the hill and there is parking on top.
From Hwy 7: Go South on Hwy 37 into Tweed. Pass through town, past the Macs gas station, to the south end of Tweed. Our new address is 272 Victoria Street. Watch for our Wilson’s Blueberries sandwich board (only out when we’re open) on your right next to our driveway. (If you get to the flashing yellow light at the Marlbank Rd, you have gone too far.) Turn right into our driveway and park in the lot on your left. If it’s full, come up the hill and there is parking on top.