Strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries - we grow them all!
Strawberries are the first to arrive, in early June. We grow both the traditional June berry variety, as well as the ever-bearing fruit. What's the difference? It's all about how the plant responds to sunlight. The June berries produce fruit during, well, June mostly! Once the days start to really lengthen and the weather heats up, production stops. Ever-bearing plants, however, do not respond to the sunlight this way, and continue to produce strawberries all through the summer and into the fall, until the first frost!
Raspberries make their way into season during early July. Although some Ontario farms grow both a summer and a fall variety, we only grow the summer variety.
Blueberries are not far behind! These delectable little berries are the newest addition to the Thames River Melons family, with 2016 marking our 4th harvest.