Strawberry picking at White Pine has turned into an annual tradition for many of our friends and customers who love our delicious, certified organic, pesticide free strawberries. At White Pine we have a unique picking experience where customers get to sample different strawberry varieties and pick your favorite. Yes, you read that correctly – there are different “flavors” of strawberries! Each variety has its own unique flavor and characteristics. Wendy
is our earliest variety and one of the sweetest! We even planted some in our hoophouse to have local, certified organic berries well before the normal strawberry picking season. Jewel
, our most popular strawberry, has a tangy burst of flavor that can only come from a farm fresh strawberry. About half of White Pine’s acres are planted in Jewel. The easiest picking at White Pine comes when Jewels are in season, usually near the end of June. L’Amour
is a French variety that is big and sweet. These are ready around the same time as Jewels. Rutgers Scarlet,
a dark red colored berry, has an interesting combination of sweet and tangy and is great for jam making, (we will let you guess what university it was developed at…) Our latest maturing strawberry is Malwina
! If you like the flavor of Jewel, you will love the flavor of Malwina. This variety blooms when we are picking most of the others. This means the berries will be ready in July, the same time as our Blueberries and Raspberries! Other new strawberry varieties to try this year are Brunswick, Galletta, Sweet Ann, Albion, Yambu
. These are brand new verities from University of Minnesota that we have planted limited amounts of.
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