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Pick Your Own

Today : Feb 26 2017
Weather : Overcast with fine drizzle early this morning, forecast to clear.

We are :  
We will be open today from 10am thru to 5pm. There are plenty of ripe berries available for picking.

The price is $15/kg and you can pay by cash or eftpos but no credit card please.
Our Hours are : 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 7 days


And this is where you'll find us :      
475 Robinsons Road, Broadfield, Christchurch, New Zealand

phone: +64 3 325 2232

Christchurch

 

Why would you want to pick your own?  



Picking your own

Come out and enjoy our relaxing atmosphere and gather your own food.

During the blueberry season (January to early March), Broadfield Berryfruit open their orchard for the public to come and pick their own fruit. This is food gathering as we used to do in our childhood but the bushes have a generous coating of berries and no prickles. The staff encourage customers to pick wherever they like and can sample the berries to get the ones they really like. Training is given by the staff on the way to pick and ice cream containers are provided to pick into. Picking is not arduous, most females manage 3 kgs per hour and men do a bit less. Children are good pickers too.

Family groups are encouraged, children are our customer of the future. When sufficient is picked the staff will weigh and pack the blueberries.

Located just 20 minutes from Cathedral Square in Christchurch, the orchard has a quiet country atmosphere within a short drive of Christchurch.
Blueberries, The choice fruit for the Freezer
   
Blueberries are the ideal way to get a taste of summer in winter. Because Broadfield Berryfruit's berrys are spray free they are ready for the freezer straight from picking. Provided the fruit was dry when picked, placing the berrys into the freezer in a plastic bag will provide free flow berrys for later use in whatever volumes are required.

A cupfull can be removed for your favourite muffin recipe or try defrosting half a cup for 60-80 seconds in a microwave for a great winter breakfast. The berrys also keep well fresh, up to a week in a domestic fridge provided the berries are dry.
Type of Bushes
 



A Punnet of our finest!


The bushes grown at Broadfield Berryfruit are called high bush varieties. The bushes grow from 0.6 up to 1.8m high. There is very little bending to pick the fruit.

These bushes are based on the blueberries grown in the United States. They are slightly different from the bushes that grow in the forests in Europe. Our berries have white flesh, they are not blue all the way through and the berries grow a lot bigger than the European berries. High bush varieties thrive in free draining soils so ground in our Christchurch orchard is usually dry.

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