Huebner Christmas Tree Farm began in
A few years later, we decided to diversify – and this was the beginning of Huebner Berry Patch. At the top of the fenced field, where the last of the fenced-in Virginia Pines had been, we put in our first blackberries. We planted 2 ½ 300-foot-rows of blackberries in January/February 2015, putting in three different varieties – Kiowa, Ouachita
In January 2016, we began planting peach trees in the lower part of the fenced field, after we had harvested the Christmas trees in that area. That first year we planted three rows of fruit trees, for a total of 32 peach trees and 3 plum trees. The following year, we added another 35 trees. Last year (2018) we added another 30 trees, including some lower chill hour peaches, a couple of figs, and a few
The summer of 2018 was our first harvest season for peaches, from the original 3 rows. We knew we would have only a limited number of peaches to market, we picked them ourselves, and sold most at the farm and the Centerville Farmers Market.
Since we would be having a couple more rows in production this year, we hoped to have lots of peaches for U-Pick and for sale here at the farm and at the farmers market. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has not cooperated, and we lost a lot of blooms and baby peaches to the late freezes. We will have some peaches to pick, just not as many as we’d hoped for. Thankfully, the ones currently on the trees are looking good. Plus, a couple of the plum trees have a pretty good crop of juicy plums.
We are proud to say that our fruit farm is a family-friendly destination. We have two sizes of picking buckets for berries, including a small one for kids. Peaches can be picked into baskets or special cardboard