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Handpick your own blueberries at the oldest blueberry farm in Texas

Posted at 12:09 AM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 01:09:38-05

CONROE, TX — The oldest blueberry farm in Texas is set to open back up May of 2020.

Moorhead's Blueberry Farm is located outside of Conroe and opens in late May or early June - depending on when the blueberries are ready to be picked.

There is no entrance fee - you only pay $3 per pound for the blueberries you purchase. One pound equals about 200 blueberries.

They do not take credit or debit cards, so be sure to bring cash! You can also buy their short 4-page recipe book for a quarter.

They are typically open 7 days a week once the season opens up, but they recommend checking their Facebook page or calling to make sure they are open during your visit.

And yes, they said it is okay to sample the blueberries while you are picking to your heart's content.

They have over 20 varieties of Southern Rabbiteye Blueberries on over 20 acres.

According to their website, until the late 1940’s, blueberries could not be produced in the South. They said that during that time, the University of Georgia at its experimental station in Tifton, Georgia, developed a blueberry variety that could grow in the South and produce a good quality of blueberries.

It was named Tifblue. This variety gets ripe around the first of July. It is one of our primary varieties at our farm. Tifblue and all other southern growing blueberry varieties would be grouped together and called the Southern Rabitteye Blueberry.

If you are looking at how to get to the farm, click here for easy instructions.