Berry Fruit – Fresh
Windermere is well known for its berry fruit, principally strawberries and raspberries but also for blackberries, boysenberries and blueberries. Wanganui’s milder summers are conducive to a longer strawberry-growing season from late October to March (and often April) and are less disease prone. Its colder winters are especially suitable for raspberries. Traditionally the raspberries have come in two crops, Nov-early Jan, and March-April.
We develop a better taste-profile for our strawberries and raspberries by leaving our fruit on the plant for as long as possible before harvest to allow for more natural ripening. We then pick, pack and deliver our berry fruit fresh on a daily basis.