|Globe Artichoke, Dov Bock © 2005
Olallieberries - These berries are a favorite of our U-pick customers.They are big, juicy and they make terrific jam and pie. Olallieberries are either a cross between a Youngberry and a Logan berry. Our U-pick olallieberries are ripe from the end of June through July.
Blackberries - We are experimenting with several varieties of these to find our favorites.
Tayberries - Named for the Tay River Region in Scotland where this Loganberry, raspberry hybrid berry was developed, the Tayberry has a deep red color and a very floral taste.
Loganberries - Developed in the Santa Cruz Mountains in 1883, the Loganberry is a cross of the Red Antwerp Raspberry and two varieties of blackberries. This cross resulted in a high yeilding, slightly tart berry which is perfect for baking and jams.
Boysenberries - The Boysenberry is a hybrid of Loganberry, blackberry, and raspberry. Originally grown by Rudolph Boysen, and first grown comercially by Walter Knott, this is a large, sweet, and dark berry.
Kiwis - Originally from China, this fruit grows vineyard-style and is perfect for U-pick in the late fall. Our location in a cooler climate means a longer ripening period, giving our kiwis a superior flavor. Our u-pick kiwis are available in November or December.
Artichokes - We stick to the old-fashioned Globe variety, which is a perennial plant from stock brought over from Italy many years ago. This variety is much more difficult to grow than the new varieties which are grown from seed, but have inferior flavor.
Broccoli - We selected our favorite variety, which has a deep green color and excellent flavor. It’s even popular with the kids. We have broccoli from July through February.
Cauliflower - Our cauliflower is rich and nutty in flavor. The season runs from July until February.
Pumpkins - We grow pie pumpkins for our made-from-scratch pumpkin pie. We harvest our Pumpkins in mid-October and into November, and sometimes bring them to market for a few months.
Peas - Occasionally the birds leave us with a few peas to sell. Nothing better!
Brussels Sprouts - Our delicious (yes, delicious!) brussels sprouts are usually in season from November through February.
Celery - Our extremely flavorful celery is ready mid-November, and runs until the end of January, and a little longer if we're lucky!
Swanton Berry Farm, P.O. Box 308, Davenport, CA 95017 | (831)469-8804 | Web Design: Dov Bock © 2005