History and Traditions of Blueberry Season at Parlee Farms

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Pick Your Own Blueberries at Parlee FarmsOne of our favorite times of year, blueberry season! Blueberries are a great crop for the entire family to pick. Parlee Farms started as a strawberry farm, but blueberries were the next crop that we planted. We planted our first blueberry bushes in 1991. A blueberry bush does not start producing fruit for 4 years and reaches it full size by 7 years.

Growing blueberries has a lot of steps and requires work throughout the entire year.

Spring Summer Fall Winter
April: plant blueberry bushes



Pollination- thank you bees!

July-Sept: Harvest season! Requires a constant water supply and netting to protect from birds Oct – Nov: Add woodchips under bushes, this keeps moisture in and helps

prevents weeds from germinating.

It helps insulate roots from winter damage and keeps roots cool in summer

Dec-March: dormant season for pruning which is very important to ensure consistent crops and large blueberries 


We have 10 different varieties of blueberries. Some of our favorites are:

Early Season: 

  • Patriot and Bluetta – medium size and good flavor

Mid season:

  • Toro – outstanding berry
  • Blueray: very popular variety. Very good flavor and large size

Late season:

  • Chandler: the perfect blueberry. Very large (quarter) size and good flavor.

Please stop in at Parlee Farms to pick your own fresh blueberries. We hope to see you soon!

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