Varieties

Duke
If you’ve eaten blueberries in Whatcom County, you have probably tasted Dukes. This variety is quite popular with Pacific Northwest growers for their early ripening and quality fruit. These berries are our earliest ripening fruit, with a very large berry, firm texture and mild flavor. Dukes are the best for eating fresh, but they also freeze or process well.

Bluecrop
This variety is very flavorful, and can be a bit tart if picked too early. The fruit is moderately firm with a small scar, and can be quite large. Bluecrop are great for eating fresh, but they’re also quite popular for freezing and baking.

Chandler
This variety gets the award for the biggest fruit. Berries are often as large as a quarter. The fruit is sweet and has excellent flavor. Great for U-Picking because of their size.

Spartan
This is a popular variety because of superb flavor and their very large size. Great for eating fresh, Spartans also make excellent jam or pies.

Darrow
This later variety boasts large berries and a tart flavor that make them popular for eating fresh, but also an excellent choice for baking or preserving.

Jersey
These are the smallest berries that we have, and while they are excellent eaten fresh, they’re perfect for muffins and baking because of their small size and extremely sweet flavor.

Blueberry Facts and Conversions

Facts

  • Blueberries are one of the few berries native to the United States.
  • Blueberries are a relative of the cranberry and the bilberry.
  • Blueberries are full of antioxidant phytonutrients called anthocyanidins which are known to actually neutralize free radicals.

Conversions

  • 1 dry pint = about 2 cups of berries
  • 1 dry quart = about 4 cups of berries
  • 1 pound of blueberries is about equal to a dry quart
  • A quart freezer bag holds about one pound of blueberries
  • A gallon freezer bag holds about three pounds of blueberries
Our COVID-19 Response

Dear Customers, as you may have anticipated, there will be a few changes this season . . .

Hours of Operation

  • 10-6, Tuesday through Sunday. We will be closed Mondays for the time being.

Staying Safe

  • In order to comply with the Department of Health’s statewide face covering order, we would like to politely request that you wear a fabric face covering/mask and social distance when you visit us. The guidance reads: all individuals should wear a face-covering in any indoor public setting or when outdoors and unable to maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water before you begin picking, and before you leave (we have 2 handwashing stations).
  • Please keep your children with you in the field to help with social distancing.
  • If you are an at-risk individual, we now offer curbside pickup. Place your We-Pick order at https://www.breckenridgeblueberries.com/orders/ and then call 360-220-4102 or email to arrange a time/date for pick up.
  • You may keep your dog in your car or the parking area, but please do not bring them into the field.

Other Changes

  • We will accept the following forms of payment: cash (preferred), check, and card.
  • We will be selling Probably Shouldn’t Distillery face masks and hand sanitizer – all proceeds go toward making and donating hand sanitizer.
  • We won’t have a water cooler to refill water bottles this season, but will have bottles of water for sale.

Finally, we realize that these are really bizarre times. Please be patient and respectful to our staff and to your fellow customers. We are doing our best to keep everyone as safe as possible, and also still allow everyone to enjoy some semblance of a relaxing U-Pick experience.

See you all soon!

Mariah, Shawn, Owen and Bo