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PYO

Pick Your Own certified organic blueberries is now available from 10am – 3pm, daily.

Our organic blueberries have no chemicals, no pesticides, no herbicides and no insecticides, so you can be sure they are delicious, nutritious and healthy berries! There is no need to wash our berries before eating them. Our blueberries have been organically certified by BioGro New Zealand (certification number 511).

Costs
Price is $16.00 per container (approx 1 to 1.2kg fits into a container), and is payable upon entry. Minimum charge is $16.00.

Mon-Fri, cash & eftpos available (no credit cards)
Sat-Sun, cash only

Vaccine passes are not required for PYO. Face masks must be worn at all times. Social distancing of at least 1m required at all times. Sign in required at the gazebo near the cafe carpark. Sorry, no bathroom facilities are available.

Sorry, NO DOGS ALLOWED on the property. Our orchard is strictly NO SMOKING.

For directions to our orchard, please refer to ‘Contact’ tab and then ‘Detailed Directions’

PYO Terms & Conditions
Please report to Cafe Irresistiblue carpark gazebo if you would like to PYO as you will be shown where to pick from there.

We would like all of our customers to have an enjoyable PYO experience, so please follow the rules below:

Unlike other fruit, blueberries ripen in stages, with green, red & blue berries on each bush. Therefore it is important you only pick the ‘bluest’ berries from each bunch.

Please stay in the row or area you have been assigned, as we want to make sure you are getting the ripest, tastiest fruit available. Wandering through the orchard into other areas is not permitted, and you will be asked to leave if you do so. There may be hazards, including machinery etc operating in these areas. The berries in other areas may not be ripe.

Please pick only the dark blue berries from the bushes. Do not pick the blue/red, red or green berries as these are unripe and need to stay on the bush longer to ripen. Please pick all of the dark blue berries on your bush fully before moving onto the next bush (including the berries lower to the ground). This makes it fair for all of our customers.

You will be shown how to pick blueberries by one of our staff members. Please pick carefully, holding your hand under the berries while you pick so that they roll into your hands and do not drop to the ground. If you do drop a berry, you can pick it up as we do not like to be wasteful.

Please respect our orchard and blueberries. Throwing of berries, riping off leaves and destruction of plants and property are not permitted. You may be asked to leave if seen demonstrating such behaviour.

Please refrain from eating the berries while picking. It takes a lot of time, effort and resources to produce our fresh organic blueberries.

Visit www.pickyourown.org for more PYO orchards in your region.

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