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Berry Operations

I visited a friend's blueberry field to watch a harvest the other day.  I ate a couple of liters while I took shots. I then visited another friend's cranberry operation. It has brand new plants as this is it's first year in operation.

 

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Berry Operations

I visited a friend's blueberry field to watch a harvest the other day.  I ate a couple of liters while I took shots. I then visited another friend's cranberry operation. It has brand new plants as this is it's first year in operation.

 

 photoblog image 20130827_119_700.jpg

comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 3 Sep 2013, 01:08
Excellent!

I have never seen either of these plants in fruit before.
Mary MacADNski: Thanks. I must go to another friend who has an established cranberry operation. There should be millions of them. They are not ripe until October.
These are lovely images - how wonderful for you! And a couple of liters of blueberries will do your body good!!! smile
Mary MacADNski: Yes, they are very good for you.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 3 Sep 2013, 07:28
These berries are very good for you
Mary MacADNski: They certainly are.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Sep 2013, 07:40
Oh, you are evoking lovely childhood memories in my mind when we collected with my mother milkcans full of blueberries in the Harz and we ate them with milk in the evening or baked them in pancakes ... -and I recall my blue teeth! Yes, now is the season of the fruits!
Mary MacADNski: I picked blueberries my whole childhood. After our mothers used what they wanted we sold them for 25 cents a quart. Hard to believe that now.
  • Chad (Ridge)
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 3 Sep 2013, 08:16
Do cranberries and blueberries enjoy similar conditions Mary?
Mary MacADNski: Not at all. Blueberries are in dry sandier soils and cranberries are found naturally in moist conditions. This new operation has piped in water for constant watering. They both like acidic and sandy soils though.
blueberry pancake time!
Mary MacADNski: I was given some great pie yesterday.
Quite a show! But not as tasty as the European "bilberry" - which sometimes appears as "wild blueberry" (which is a bit of an oxymoron!) (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilberry)
Mary MacADNski: I read your link about the bilberry. Some wild blueberries are very dark rather than the silvery blue that look like them.
Sounds like it was an enjoyable visit Mary and lovely shot to go with it
Mary MacADNski: It was later in the season than I had intended to go. It was yummy, that's for sure.
Blueberries and cranberries....yummy!
Mary MacADNski: Both are good and good for you.
  • Linda
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Sep 2013, 11:53
How do they harvest these berries, they look delicious smile
Mary MacADNski: By machine, hand or handrake. I was there to see a new harvester.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Sep 2013, 12:05
Now cranberries and blueberries are two things that I will usually have on my porridge in the morning. Those apples look lovely.
Mary MacADNski: Those at the bottom are unripe cranberries, Alan. They don't ripen till October. I actually think they might even need frost to make them their best.
lovely images and fruits Mary
Mary MacADNski: Thanks. Good for you too.
Lucky you! Imagine having a friend who lets you devour a couple of liters of blueberries from her field. I'm sure she would love to have this gorgeous image(likey)of her delicious crop. I can still remember the wonderful smell and taste of blueberry pies fresh from the oven. Your other friend's cranberry operation looks like it is off to a very good start, Mary.
Mary MacADNski: I gave them a beautiful enlarged photo for their office of a print that was not mine. I bought it for the frame at a yard sale and it was too nice to take apart. The other friend's operation won't have a crop for this year. The plants were just planted and it's been so hot and dry. They are all still alive though so all should be good for the future. Thank you so much for the likey, Beverly.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 3 Sep 2013, 15:13
This is so interesting, Mary -all new to me
Mary MacADNski: I may put up a montage of the operations.
These berries have a terrific colour Mary. I would love tasting them!
Mary MacADNski: I believe they are similar to your bilberry. I am sure McCains frozen foods are available there. They probably sell them there frozen.
Maureen eats Blueberries almost every morning for breakfast, she's even managed to grow a little plant in the garden.
Mary MacADNski: Wonderful! Are they the small ones like this or highbush blueberries which are more like the size of cranberries? I prefer the highbush variety because they tend to be more tart. The plants have to be purchased. The ones shown are wild.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Sep 2013, 17:51
I was just reading the other day how good blueberries are for you.

Lovely photos
Mary MacADNski: They are deep blue and even good for just being that.
Two fine pix... The blueberries must have been so tasty fresh.
Mary MacADNski: They were very good.
Our favourite breakfast fruit. We grow them in our garden!
Mary MacADNski: Are they small or large, more like a cranberry?
Never seen anything like this, Mary. It's really interesting.
Mary MacADNski: I read about bilberries this morning that are quite similar looking to the dark varieties as these.
And a likey for me ! Bravo
Mary MacADNski: You are too kind. A treat tomorrow...

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