Blueberries start to ripen at the start of summer.  We grow 10 varieties of blueberries which all ripen at different times.  Also, blueberries grow and ripen at a different rate on each bush, so we continue picking for 3 months from the same bushes – the more we pick, the more the berries grow.  Blueberries don’t ripen once you pick them, they stay pink and they aren’t sweet.  We use professional pickers who know exactly when a blueberry is perfectly ripe and ready to be picked.