Excerpt from The Flower Lab, February 9, 2010
The past couple of weeks, I have been enamored by the plump, sweet blueberries grown by the coastal farm, Pudwill Berry Farm of Nigomo, CA. I like to plop these into my cereal and know I am ingesting some crazy delicious healthy fruit! I have never been a huge blueberry fan because I’ve usually had only tart or flavorless ones. But these are so plump, juicy, and sweet, it’s like eating just picked blueberries from New Jersey in the summer! Although constant sunshine of California may make the berries sweeter, proper storage is just as important as the mild climate that helps the fruit mature and ripen over a longer period of time.
Coastal blueberries start appearing in February and peak in April/May. Randy and Pyoungyun Pudwill grow theirs year-round in hoop houses. In addition to blueberries, they grow other types of delicious berries like raspberries and blackberries.