Strawberries are done for 2016.
When open for picking we have two u-pick locations, 2060 Vaughan Rd Virginia Beach (Pungo - 4 miles south of the light at Indian River & Princess Anne) and 2133 Mt. Pleasant Rd Chesapeake (between Centerville Turnpike and Fentress Airfield Rd).
We grow the Chandler variety which is known for it's great taste. We also grow the Camerosa variety which is known for it's lasting berries. Weather can affect varieties differently and we want to make sure you have berries to pick.
We grow them on plastic covered raised beds which allows us to really take good care of them. We plant them the end of September so they can get their roots going well before it gets cold. During the fall and winter we clean off any dead leaves (to help prevent disease) and runners (baby plants that take away berry production). We cover them with row covers (blankets) to keep them from getting too cold. Again in the spring before blooming we take the covers off and again clean off any dead leaves and weeds. We start to fertigate (fertilizer through the drip tape) and will send off leaf samples to a lab to make sure they get what they need to grow well and taste good! When you're out in the field take notice of the flowers - each one will be a berry in about a month.
Our goal is to have neat, easy to pick in fields. As one customer told us "you're where picky pickers go to pick". We would like to thank all our customers for helping us over the years by not walking on on over the rows. It is safer for the people and keeps the plants from being damaged so they keep producing.