All About The Berries

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The 7-acre berry patch at Tallboots farm is home to many varieties of berries, some are very uncommon and not easily found in the Region anywhere. Pick you own during the season, or, call ahead to pick up your order in advance. We bring our berries along to the Farmer’s Markets in the summer months and they make the best, freshest preserves, jams, and jellies.

We provide the buckets and baskets, 4 quarts, or 3 litre bucket, or please bring your own containers, we charge by weight.

All About The Berries

Tayberry
Tayberry

A cross between a blackberry and a raspberry, the tayberry originated in Europe. Not as tart as a blackberry, or as sweet as a raspberry. A very different taste, this berry makes a great jam and is used the same as a raspberry or a blackberry
Late July

Blackberries
Blackberries
Blackberries are not widely available in our area, and are comparable in sweetness to the Concord Grape. Growing on large canes, the blackberry is tart and sweet, with growth along the entire cane. Our variety is Triple Crown.
Early September
Red Raspberries
Red Raspberries
Our variety is the Tulameen, producing large luscious red berries during one crop in July, usually the second or third week.
Late JulyThe Prelude variety is an early crop, usually ready the first of July, with a slightly smaller berry but a little more sweet than others
1st crop: First week of July
2nd crop: First week of September until late October
Yellow Raspberries
Yellow Raspberries

A customer favourite and not widely grown in the area are the Yellow variety raspberries, called Fall Gold. The large yellow fruit is sweeter than the reds.
Two crops, 2nd week of July, and a fall crop early September

Black Raspberries
Black Raspberries

Black raspberries are a summer crop, producing the smallest but the sweetest of the raspberry family at Tallboots, and is not widely available for picking or sale.
Mid July, one crop

Purple Raspberries
Purple Raspberries
The Royalty variety yields large juicy berries similar in taste to the red varieties, also not commonly available. Many people remember this variety from years past.
Mid July, one crop
Red & Black Currant
Red & Black Currant
Two different varieties, the red and black currants make a great wine. We make a jelly with the red currant, and a jam with the black currant. Also a great addition to our very popular Bumbleberry Jam.
Early August