BLUEBERRY SEASON 2015

BLUEBERRIES

We are expecting to start picking about the middle of December so watch this page for updates.

Picked blueberries will be available daily at the farm gate once we start picking.

Pick your own is available to registered customers and locals.If any new customers wish to register for pick your own for the coming season, please send an email with your particulars. Our email is info@emilyhillfarm.com.au Your email will be answered and your name placed on our registered customers list

An email is sent to Registered customers in early December setting out arrangements for the coming season.

OTHER PRODUCE

Garlic, limes, lemons and rhubarb

Jams, Marmalades, Jellies,and Cordial ,all organic, are made with fruits from the farm. These are available at the farm .They are extremely good.

ADVICE

What to look for while picking the berries?
- Good berries have a light powdery grey-blue colour, the so-called bloom.
- Pick only largest plumpest berries, these are the ripest.
- Do not wash the berries, it will damage the fruit.
- Refrigerate the fresh berries as soon as possible after picking.

How to maintain the high quality of the berries?

Do not wash the berries
When refrigerated immediately after picking the berries can be kept for up to 2 weeks. Alternatively the berries are excellent for freezing. Put them straight into the freezer and do not thaw frozen berries before cooking.

RECIPES

Blueberry Recipe

 

BLUEBERRY PLANTS

 Plants will not be ready for sale till December.

Sunshine Blue is a smaller plant  recommended for the home garden. It is available in  20 cm containers. Sunshine Blue is a small,evergreen, very attractive plant with good fruit. It will do well in a pot as well as in the garden and is ideal for the smaller suburban garden and makes an excellent hedge.

 

Blueberry Cultivation instructions

   
In 1982 our first 500 Blueberry bushes were planted .Many of these plants have been replaced in recent years but much of the plantation remains with the old  bushes now 30 years old. Our new block is established and thriving. Our blueberries are organically grown and are Organically Certified.

 

 

ADDRESS
Cnr. Bourkes Creek Road &
Emerald - Beaconsfield Road
Dewhurst. Mel. Ref. 313 A4