The UK’s original blueberry plantation is opening its gates for PYO blueberry fans this summer.
Eight varieties of these tasty supersweet berries will be available to pickers visiting Trehane’s plantation near Wimborne, from the early ripening Earliblue right through to the later Coville variety. Picking is anticipated to begin on 20th July and last through til the end of August.
Sensational fresh from the bush, blueberries are one of the only fruit that also freezes really well, and with little bending involved in picking from acres of established bushes, it’s easy to fill up a few punnets to eat later – or add to your favourite recipe. The nursery has also ensured some plants are under cover so there really is no reason not to enjoy top quality local fruit this summer.
Alongside the fruit you’ll find a range of blueberry baked produce available to buy including the ever-popular deep-dish blueberry pie, blueberry dessert sauce with kirsch and blueberry flapjacks. The new blueberry chocolate brownies have been a particular hit at recent food shows.
Workshop and plantation tour
Anyone wanting to know more about the plantation, how blueberries first arrived in Dorset and tips on growing blueberries in beds and containers can also book on to a special Blueberry Workshop and Plantation Tour, which takes place at 2pm on 21st July and costs just £7.50, including refreshments. Hosted by horticulturist and author Jennifer Trehane, booking is essential, call the nursery on 01202 873490.
Trehane Nursery is in Stapehill Road, near Wimborne. PYO opens daily whilst fruit is available from 10am – 4pm. To check availability call 01202 873490 or go to www.trehane.co.uk , twitter @pyoblueberry or facebook /pyoblueberry