U Pick

Terry Hadley inspects some of the blueberry plants for the 2015 picking season.

Terry Hadley inspects some of the blueberry plants for the 2015 picking season.

Maybe Last Weekend to Pick 2015:  We still have plenty of berries, but we have had a great picking year. With demand still up and the heat rolling in, this weekend, May 23, could be our last of the 2015 U-Pick season for us. So come on out and help us clean all the berries off the bushes.

Zelma’s Blueberries offers a U-Pick option for our customers. We love to have people out at the farm and have made our You-Pick season a key part our our blueberry growing operation. Picking season varies depending on weather and when the berries ripen in the fields.

For 2015, our U Pick at the farm will start the first weekend in April, April 3, 4 and 5. Picking starts around 10 a.m. as soon as the berries dry.

We are open seven days a week, but the focus on you pick is Friday Saturday and Sunday, with the hours from 10 AM to 5 PM. Frankly we usually close about six because we still have people in the field at that time.

We have seven varieties of blueberries on the property, including Windsor and Sweet Crisp.

The weather has been very favorable for blueberries this year and we have an exceptionally good crop.

We hope to see everyone out at the farm. Look for our blueberry signs on U.S. 301 in Island Grove near Cross Creek and just 18 miles north of Ocala near Country Road 325 from Gainesville, Florida.