2013 Blueberry Season March 27 to May 25
2013 Blackberry Season May 1 to about June 30
BlueYouth Berries Inc.
Northwest Tampa's Premier U Pick Farm
We recommend that you give us your email address NOW so that we can notify you by e-mail when our berries are ripe and luscious! Just click on the u pick tab above, and go to the form to give us your name and email address. The weather determines when the berries get ripe--when the season starts and ends is our estimate.
For U Pick hours, please click on the U Pick tab above.
Born from three generations of Florida farmers, BlueYouth is a family owned, high density berry farm that is designed to be "U-PICK" friendly.
Situated on tranquil Horse Lake, about 3 miles north of the Citrus Park Mall, the farm employs modern techniques and enjoys natural irrigation sources.
The farm is clean, well maintained and easy to pick. In the interests of the strictly adhered to year round farm hygiene, BlueYouth, whilst welcoming the serious "U-PICKER", regrettably cannot welcome any pets.
Blueberries and Blackberries
Thank you for your support! Give us your email address for spring 2013!
We will notify you when our hours change--click on the U Pick tab above
BlueYouth grows seven of the exciting new varieties developed by the University of Florida for farmers in the central region of the state. These varieties are selected for their yield, berry quality, taste and size (some ALMOST as big as a quarter...) They are planted directly in beds of natural pine bark mulch which helps to keep the plants healthy. The beds are laid on top of the 'Florida soil' which means they enjoy good drainage and makes for comfortable, dry feet for the "U-PICKER".
At the beginning of the blackberry season, the quantity of ripe berries will be limited. As the season progresses, an increasing number of berries will get ripe to about the end of May. As we enter June, the number will start to diminish again. Since we have a limited supply, you may want to check with us by phone or email for availability before coming to U Pick.
BlueYouth has large plump blackberries produced from THORNLESS hybrids developed by the University of Arkansas. The canes are trained on wires so that they are at a convenient height. This, as well as being thornless, make them a snap for the "U-PICKER" to harvest.
Parking is plentiful at BlueYouth's easy to find location just off Gunn Highway. The Veteran's Expressway is close by and the farm is just a short drive from Citrus Park, Carrollwood, Town and Country, Westchase, Odessa, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, New Port Richey, Tampa and surrounding areas.
8201 Cosme Rd. Odessa, FL 33556
office: (813) 920-3024 mobile: (813) 215-2237