How to tell when Blueberries are ripe

Blueberries are at their peak stage of ripeness a two or three days after turning blue.


Fresh Ontario Highbush Blueberries are the easiest fruit to harvest, prepare, store and serve. There’s no peeling, pitting, coring, cutting or stemming.

Storage and Handling

Fresh Ontario Highbush Blueberries are perishable and must be refrigerated. Store at 0°C [30°F – 32°F] with 90 95% relative humidity. This will prolong shelf life and reduce moisture loss. Fresh Ontario Highbush Blueberries should be consumed within 10 to 14 days after harvesting and will hold well in the refrigerator OR store up to 12 months in the freezer.

How to Freeze Blueberries

Blueberries are easy to freeze… Do not wash before freezing.

Place blueberries one layer deep on baking trays; freeze, then pack in plastic bags or containers, being careful to remove any air. Be sure to label and date each package and enjoy them in the cold winter months. Frozen blueberries can be used in jams, puddings, pies, muffins, pancakes and sauces.

REMEMBER, rinse and drain frozen and fresh berries JUST BEFORE using.

Enjoy fresh and frozen Ontario Highbush Blueberries all year round.


At Wilmot Orchards we take great care to provide you
with the best blueberries possible.

Wilmot Orchards Inc.

3337 Concession Road 3
Newcastle ON  L1B 1L9

Blueberry Season Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday - Saturday - Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Picking ends 1/2 hour before farm closing

Farm Etiquette

Smoke Free Farm
Please Pay For Berries Before Eating
No Pets, Service Animals Exempt
No Outside Food on Farm Property
No Bus Groups

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