Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Blueberry Picking

Blueberry Picking ブルーベリー摘み取り
Date: July 9-August 14, 2011
Time: 9:00-17:00
Location: Risoukyo 手づくり村鯉艸郷
Admission: 500 yen (200 yen for elementary school-aged & younger children) for 1hr all-you-can-eat blueberry picking (1時間食べ放題  - 500円, 小学生以下200円)
- additional 150yen per 100g of takeaway berries (持ち帰り - 100gで150円)
Description: Enjoy a selection of 10 different varieties of blueberries: Earliblue, Northland, Bluecrop, Big Darrow, Coville, Blueray, Dixie, Late Blue, Chandler and Spartan

When the Towada ALTs went on July 10th, only 2 varieties were ripe for picking (Earliblue and Northland), but the guy predicted that all the varieties should be ready by the 20th so...!

Some advice: Bring a hat, remember to drink water and watch out for the spiders! >_<

Picked a little too early--still a bit green

Fully ripened