Our U-Pick days and hours will vary greatly from year to year and even week to week. It is very difficult to set hours and days of operation mainly due to the weather. Not just the daily weather but the weather we had at the end of the previous year. Warm days and warm nights will accelerate bud development and flowering in January and the berries turning blue and ready to pick in late February to late March. Cool or cold nights and days will greatly slow down the ripening process. Heavy rain will also speed up ripening. We walk the fields daily and observe the berries to determine times and dates for picking. It is a difficult and always changing process. We try to post days and hours on our face book page a couple of times a week. An average season we will be open from some time in early to mid-March and finish up sometime in early to mid May.
Berries are picked individually. Even in the same cluster they ripen at different times.
The color can be deceiving. They may be blue on the side that is facing you but still green near the stem. Unlike bananas, once picked, blueberries do not ripen or change color much.