Strawberries

Picking Season 2017


 


Our strawberry plants started to bloom end of May.  Since the flower formation, it takes about a month for them to grow and become a beautiful and delicious fruit.   We expect to start picking in the middle of June.  We grow June strawberries which produce fruit in June and part of July.



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There are times when we have to close u-pick due to weather or when berries are picked out and need to ripen. If you want to make sure the strawberries are available, please call first or follow us on Facebook for current updates and announcements.

Description:
A member of the rose family. The berries are bright red in colour and heart shaped with tiny edible seeds, green leaves and short to long stems.



Peak Season:
June and July



How to Pick:
For best taste and longer storage, pick plump, firm, deep-colored strawberries, with bright green caps and no signs of mold or soft spots.



Storage:
Store strawberries in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. Wash and hull strawberries just before using them.



Usage:
Fresh eating, freezing, pies, pastries, cakes, canning, syrups, drinks, shakes, ice creams etc.

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Haskaps

2017 Picking Season



Our haskap plants started to bloom in May. Since the flower formation, it takes about a month for them to grow and become a beautiful and delicious fruit. We expect to start picking in June. Haskaps are very tender and need to be picked quickly when they ripe. They flower all at once hence the season is very short and lasts only about 2 weeks.



Description:
The name haskaps comes from Japan. They are also called honeysuckles or honeyberries. The berries are dark blue in colour and elongated in shape.  The fruit is sweet and tart with hint of blueberry and raspberry flavour.



Peak Season:
June



How to Pick:
For best taste, pick deep-blue colored berries.



Storage:
Store haskaps in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. Wash them just before using them.



Usage:
Fresh eating, freezing, pies, pastries, cakes, jams, syrups, drinks, shakes, ice creams etc.


More About Haskaps

About Us

We are a family owned and operated fruit and vegetable farm on 65 acres of land. We have been at this location since 1951

Apple Info

Whether you like a sweet or tart apple, Meleg's Orchard has the perfect apple for you. We are U-pick farm and we have different varieties of apples to choose from.

Contact Us
Email: melegsorchard@yahoo.com
Phone: (519)733-4857