Michigan: Cool spring causes late blueberry harvests

The 2019 cool spring continues to cause issues for crops across northern Michigan. The owner of Bulldog Berries in Leelanau County said the cool temperatures caused a later blueberry harvest. He said his U-Pick season was in full swing at this time last year. However, this year, it is about 10 to 14 days behind.

So, while harvest won't start until closer to August, there are some variety of blueberries that are ripe and ready to eat.

Upnorthlive.com quoted Nick Billings, owner of Bulldog Berries, as saying: "When we're growing blueberries out here we have early, mid and late varieties so my early varieties are affected the most and they are probably ten to 14 days behind the usual season cycle, but ultimately, it'll be okay."

Billings said you should always call ahead to make sure the blueberries are ripe enough to pick before heading out to the farm.


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