Blackberries back in 2024 – remember to bring your own punnets! Sign up to our newsletter for early offers and crop picking dates.
When to pick: Rectory Farm blackberries come into season in mid-July and tend to stay in season for six weeks. We grow an earlier variety rather than the typical fruit we see growing in British hedgerows each autumn.
How to pick: We supply punnets for picking though will always encourage you to bring your own plastic containers to reduce plastic use. Lots of small containers for PYO are better than one large one, as soft fruit will easily bruise and squash at the bottom of a deep container. We supply trays to carry all your picking containers on-site. Pick your blackberries by gently pulling on the berry and placing in your punnet. These berries can stain your hands so remember to wash them after picking in one of our outdoor sinks. We have strung up all our blackberry with lateral twine to make picking easy, but do be careful of thorns.
Ready picked: If picking is not for you then we have a skilled team of professionals in the fields who pick our best every single day. You can find our ready-picked fruit in the Farm Shop fridges. If you would like to order a large volume of fruit or vegetables for an event, we’ll be happy to help. Please contact us using our contact form or call the shop on 01865 358 309.
What we grow: We grow Silvan blackberries: larger than your average blackberry and the first variety to come into season. These blackberries are a perfect fruit for freezing but always best eaten fresh on the day of picking.