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Posted June 26, 2012 - 11:00 AM

Picked the first low bush blueberries of the season this past Saturday!! The earliest I ever remember picking blueberries here in NH. The high bush are starting to turn color and we had to get the netting over them as the cat birds were already helping themselves. We don't share well with the birds and chipmunks!! :shoot3:

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 11:06 AM

Glad to hear it Peter, we have a Mulberry tree at our house. Those berries were very tasty this year, all gone now..

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 12:37 PM

I have 5 blueberry bushes 3 planted last year and 2 this spring. Think I'm stiil a ways from having berries.
I have been getting some black rasberries from the ones planted last year. And the blackberries are loaded but not yet ripe.
I transplanted the Red Rasberries and Goldens this spring so won't get any till next year.

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 02:00 PM

Sounds like your blueberries are doing well for you! I have a row of red rasberries and just love them! I am planning to expand them next year.

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 03:06 PM

Sounds Delicious! They are expecting a big crop up here this year. The growers have been having trouble getting enough bees to insure good pollination. Our high bush berries are just blossoming. We have some wild ones as well but I haven't checked their progress.

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 04:12 PM

Mom's blueberry bushes are just starting to ripen. Nine bushes in all.

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Posted June 26, 2012 - 05:24 PM

Local orchard is advertising pick your own already (usually means bumper crop they can't keep up with)

Glad you guys are getting some produce up north, I was afraid the frost would've done you in.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 10:49 AM

Well the blueberries are winding down, biggest crop ever!! 9 mature producing bushes and we couldn't keep up with the picking. Friends picked for us at the folks house, this past Wednesday, 8 people, 1.5 hrs of picking and just about 5 GALLONS of berries. Freezer is full, given them to friends/family and there are still more ripening. :dancingbanana:

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 03:32 PM

That's great to hear your blueberries did so well , we have 5 not sure if they are the " high' or "low " ones , there about 6-7' tall so I'm guessing " high " ? Al

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 09:21 PM

Well our season is getting close to an end. My family has about a 20 acre farm. we are going to have our best year ever production wise. I bet when it is all said and done we will have close to 200,000 pounds total. Maybe even more. Jake

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 06:10 AM

Well our season is getting close to an end. My family has about a 20 acre farm. we are going to have our best year ever production wise. I bet when it is all said and done we will have close to 200,000 pounds total. Maybe even more. Jake


That is a lot of berries!! Do you sell them as fresh berries or are they frozen or processed?

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Posted July 31, 2012 - 09:12 AM

We harvest them all with a machine and then they are taken to be processed and then they are sold frozen. Jake
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