EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 2017/2018 SEASON............ JOLLY BERRIES PICK YOUR OWN BLUEBERRIES IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

The Property

Jolly Berries is situated on the edge of Tumbarumba, NSW a cool climate, high rainfall region. The annual average rainfall is 974mm and the cool climate defines not only better fruit flavour and quality but also in summer it is cool enough at night to sleep!

The area is predominantly surrounded by vineyards, pine plantations and beautiful grazing properties containing sheep and cattle. The farm of Jolly Berries is  family owned and managed. Tumbarumba was one of the first areas in Australia to grow blueberries and Jolly Berries is the only Pick Your Own farm  in Tumbarumba.

MANAGEMENT CALENDAR- The Blueberry bushes are pruned in May, June, July and August. The middle of winter is a time for eradicating weeds and planting new plants. Cuttings for new plantings are taken in the winter and planted in the nursery. The orchard is cleaned up in springtime by mowing and removing prunings. Irrigation is checked and mended in springtime as well. Frost control by burning and wind fans is conducted when the bushes initiate flowering in spring. Bees are brought in for pollination in spring. The packing shed is cleaned and set up before summer to get ready for picking. Fertlising and irrigation commence late spring through until March. Picking usually runs from mid December until mid March. The calendar is constant throughout the year to produce the high quality fruit at Jolly Berries.