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Persimmon U-Pick orchards in Southwest Georgia in 2024, by county

Below are the U-Pick orchards for persimmons that we know of in this area. Not all areas of any state, nor even every state, have persimmons orchards that are open to the public. If you know of any others, please tell us using the add a farm form!

Remember to always check with the farm's own website or Facebook page before you go - or call or email them if they don't have a website or Facebook page. Conditions at the farms and crops can change literally overnight, so if you want to avoid a wasted trip out there - check with the farm directly before you go! If I cannot reach them, I DON'T GO!

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Brooks County

  • Chestnut Meadows, Dearmin Farms - No pesticides are used, chestnuts, persimmons,
    County Road 78, Dixie, GA 31629. Phone: 850-402-3249. Open: for u-pick persimmons in approximately October. Directions: Please call for directions. Chestnuts are available in October; Persimmons will be available mid-October; We sell non-astringent varieties. We do not use pesticides on the . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. "> - Saturdays and/or Sundays; Please call for hours. crops. from Monticello: Proceed approximately one mile north of the County Courthouse on US 19 to Highway 149. Turn right onto 149 (also known as the Boston Georgia Highway). Proceed 9.3 miles to Mitchell Road (the first paved road on the right past the George State Line.) Turn right onto Mitchell Road and proceed 5.9 miles to CR 78, which is on the left (there is a sharp bend in the road to the right and just before a small white church on the corner). Turn left at the church and then take your immediate right onto CR 79. Our farm is down 1.1 miles on the left (dirt driveway with a dark brown wooden fence and green gate).They will also be open If you have questions, please call them at.

Tift County

  • Berry Good Farms LLC - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, grapes, muscadine grapes, peaches, persimmons, other vegetables, porta-potties are available, petting zoo, farm animals
    930 William Gibbs Rd, Tifton, GA 31793. Phone: 229-821-0746. Email: Open: March 1, then through August, from 8am to 6pm on Monday thru Friday and 8am to 8pm on Saturdays closed on Sunday. Directions: I75 exit #62 \(Highway 82 West\) in Tifton. 9 miles. . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.
    Berry Good Farms LLC Facebook page. . Alternate Phone: 229-821-0542. Fax: 229-387-0606. . March 1, then through August, from 8am to 6pm on Monday thru Friday and 8am to 8pm on Saturdays (closed on Sunday). I75 exit #62 (Highway 82 West) in Tifton. 9 miles. Typical dates (check our website for changes): Strawberries start in early March, Blueberries: May 1 through July 15; Blackberries: May 15 through August 1. Payment: Cash, only. This year we have tons of fresh Blueberries on the bush ready to pick. Thornless Blackberries are not far behind. Come out and enjoy picking berries or call to place your order and pick them up. Visit our website for weekly updates to the "picture page" and to see what's happened and what is planned on the farm.(UPDATED: February 28, 2014, from their email) (UPDATED: April 25, 2013, from their email) A visitor writes on June 13, 2013: "The gentleman who answers the phone says a 'chemical problem' has caused them to close the 2013 peach picking. They will not have peaches this year. "
    Comments from a visitor on June 02, 2012: "I just wanted to give positive feedback for Berry Good Farms in Tifton, GA. We took our kids out to pick blackberries and ended up with an absolutely great afternoon and experience. The owner was so helpful and friendly, and she even took our kids around to see the animals on the farm and talk to them about the goats and chickens. It was a wonderful and memorable experience for my entire family. I strongly recommend this farm anytime you want a warm, friendly atmosphere and a great day. We will be back as fast as we can eat all of our berries! "
    Comments from a visitor on May 24, 2012: "Stopped by Berry Good Farms on May 23, 2012. This is a beautiful place. It was worth the ride to be able to sit back and enjoy their farm. Their blackberry vines are loaded with berries. They were not ready to be picked when we were there. The blueberries had been picked the day before so we were able to purchase already picked berries. The blueberries were large (dime size) and very sweet. I would suggest giving them a call to find out what berries are ready. My only regret is that they are 5 hours away from where I live. Enjoy!"


BUL866 Growing Persimmons in the Inland Northwest and Intermountain West

Persimmon Picking Tips, Recipes and Information

Persimmons, also known as serviceberries or Juneberries, are delicious and nutritious berries native to North America, mostly in the western Canada and northwestern U.S. . These small blue-purple berries grow on shrubs or small trees and have a unique flavor that is often described as a combination of blueberries, raspberries, and almonds. Here's what you need to know about Persimmons, how to use them, when to harvest them, and how to do it:

Flavor and Uses:

Persimmons have a pleasantly sweet and slightly tart taste, making them a versatile ingredient in various culinary creations. They can be enjoyed fresh, added to fruit salads, used in baked goods such as pies, muffins, and tarts, or even incorporated into jams, jellies, and sauces. Persimmon berries also freeze well. They can be substituted for blueberries in recipes.

If you're looking for great, easy to follow recipes to make jam, jelly, freeze or make Persimmon pie from Saksatoons / Juneberries, see these pages:

Harvesting Season:

The exact timing of Persimmon berry harvest can vary depending on your location and climate, but it generally occurs in the summer months. In most regions, you can expect to start harvesting Persimmons from late June to early August. Keep an eye on the berries as they ripen to determine the best time for harvesting.

Determining Ripeness:

Ripe Persimmon berries are plump, firm, and have a deep purple-blue color. They should come off the plant easily when gently pulled or twisted. Look for berries that have a uniform color and avoid those that are still green or red. Taste a few berries to ensure they have reached the desired sweetness before harvesting the entire crop.

How to pick or harvest:

To harvest Persimmon berries, simply hold the branch beneath the cluster of ripe berries and gently pluck them off with your fingers. It's best to place a container or basket beneath the branch to catch the berries as they fall.

The easiest and fastest way to pick them is hold your bucket under them in one hand and with your other hand, cup a ripe bunch and gently rub them with your fingers.  The ripe berries will drop into your bucket, while the unripe ones will remain attached to the bush.

Be careful not to squeeze or crush the berries while harvesting to maintain their shape and quality.

Handling and Storage:

Handle Persimmon berries with care as they are delicate and can bruise easily. After harvesting, sort through the berries and remove any damaged or overripe ones. Store the freshly picked berries in a shallow container, preferably in a single layer, to prevent crushing and allow for proper airflow. Refrigerate the berries and consume them within a few days for optimal freshness. If you have an abundant harvest, consider freezing the berries for longer-term storage.

  • Once picked, don't place the berries, still warm from the sun, in a closed bag or container. Leave the container open so moisture doesn't form in the container.
  • Don't wash berries until just before using, to prevent berries from becoming mushy.
  • Chill berries soon after picking to increase shelf life. Store your fresh Persimmons in the refrigerator as soon as you get them home, without washing them, in a covered bowl or storage container. If refrigerated, fresh-picked Persimmons will keep 10 to 14 days.
  • Freeze berries in freezer containers without washing to keep the skins from toughening.  Place berries one layer deep. Freeze, then pour the frozen berries into freezer containers. Because unwashed Persimmons freeze individually, they can be easily poured from containers in desired amounts. Remember both frozen and fresh berries should be rinsed and drained just before serving. Just before using, wash the berries in cold water.



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