The Lagomarsino Family planted their first Blueberry block in the fall of 2002, and the blueberry acreage has continued to grow ever since. The current blocks consist of many different southern highbush varieties with Emerald, Jewel and Star being the main producers. Southern highbush blueberries are low chill varieties, while also having a greater tolerance to high summer temperatures.
These growing conditions make them particularly suitable for the valley, while also allowing them to thrive and develop superior fruit quality. Highbush varieties grow in clusters and usually dont all ripen at once. Blueberry bushes typically bear fruit from May through October, while our varieties provide us harvestable fruit during May and June. Each harvest season, the Lagomarsino’s not only grow and pick their own blueberries but also pack them.
Blueberries have received more attention in recent years because of their many nutritional benefits. Blueberries are packed with Vitamin C, they’re high in fiber, virtually non-fat, and an excellent source of manganese and antioxidants. As their popularity rises, so does our belief in their continued success within our farming operation.
In 2019 the Lagomarsino’s planted their first block of organic blueberries. The organic blueberry market has increased six fold over the last ten years as more people are watching what they put into their bodies. The Lagomarsino’s felt it was time to make a shift into the organic blueberry market, allowing them to cater to both the conventional and organic blueberry consumer.
We welcome any questions or comments you may have regarding our blueberries.