DiMeo's know blueberries. The DiMeo blueberry farms in New Jersey, now in it's fourth generation, owns several of thelargest blueberry farms in America, that (with all farm acreage owned by various DiMeo family members, all combined) totals over 1,000 acres of DiMeo family-ownedblueberry farms in Hammonton, New Jersey. We can teach you how to grow your own blueberries with Heirloom blueberry bushes as well as other popular blueberry varieties. CALL NOW: (609) 561-5905to get a quick quote on mail order blueberry plants or pick-up BIG Bearing-Size Blueberry Bushes at our family blueberry farm. Only $10. DiMeo Blueberry Farms & Berry Plants Garden Center has over 50,950 LIKES on our DiMeo Facebook with happy customers across America.Come grow healthy blueberries with us.
The original DiMeo family blueberry farms wereestablished over 105 years ago around the year 1910 by Michael DiMeo, the father of Anthony DiMeo, Sr. He immigrated to America, with his three brothers Salvatore DiMeo and Nicholas DiMeo. The three brothers were raised as hard working family farmers in Sulmona, Italy (only about 1 hour and 30 mins east of Rome) and came over to America with little more than about $5 dollars in their pockets and the clothes on their back. Michael DiMeo's sons, Frank DiMeo, Anthony DiMeo, Sr., Michael DiMeo and William DiMeo worked very hard their entire lives to plant blueberries on all the DiMeo family blueberry farms. Below is 84 year-old M. DiMeo, Sr.(son of Frank DiMeo) who checked almost every single blueberry pint at Wharton packing house, as the filled blueberry pints fly out of the new DiMeo blueberry packing machine. He still works on his blueberry farm every single day, sunrise to sunset and has lots of energy. Must be because he eats blueberries every day. God bless him.
Our DiMeo family farm blueberry pint logo is a HEART of blueberries because we LOVE growing blueberries, keeping our customers healthy with blueberries and we love our customers. We are proud to be a family blueberry farm and encourage people all across America to not only buy American-made products, but to buy direct from all types of American farmers and growers. Let's keep more of our American-made money right here in America and support one another not only in business, but in healthy living and better eating as well. At DiMeo's Blueberry Farms we care about growing better tasting blueberries and selling healthy blueberries and mature blueberry bushes direct to the public at a lower price and higher quality than any big box stores. If you invest in growing your own healthy blueberries at home, just think of all the money you will save in your lifetime with blueberry bushes than can yield loads of fresh blueberries for up to possibly 30 years or more.
DiMeo's Picking New Jersey Blueberries in Season
Many of the DiMeo's still use hand picking blueberries to harvest the annual Summer blueberry crop, but toward the end of each New Jersey blueberry season, blueberry farmers use blueberry picking machines to harvest the very last blueberry picking.Watch the video below of a third generation DiMeo blueberry farmer operating one of the IBF older BEI blueberry picking machines as he picks the very last blueberry picking. These blueberry harvesters can reduce blueberry farmer picking costs to around .25 cents per blueberry crate instead of having to pay migrant blueberry pickers up to $4.00 for every single berry crate, to hand pick the blueberries during the long extended Summer blueberry picking season. Running this blueberry harvester machine may look easy, but the operator can't take his eyes off the blueberry rows for a second, or he risks ripping out blueberry bush roots or breaking the expensive blueberry harvester. Which new Oxbo blueberry harvesters sell for up to $180,000.
DiMeo's Blueberry Farms & Blueberry Plants Garden Center is a professional blueberries grower of blueberry plants, large mature blueberry bushes and berry plants for sale in New Jersey. We sell the same big blueberry bushes that our expert blueberry growers plant to increase blueberry production yields.Ourcertified virus and disease-free, ultra-heavy bearing blueberry plants are likely BIGGER blueberry plants, healthier and dug only hours before shipping. That's why our vigorous DiMeo blueberry plants should grow blueberries faster, establish big root systems quicker and bear larger blueberries to fill more pints of berries for you to sell. DiMeo is a REAL blueberry growing expert who was contracted by even publicly traded companies as an expert consultant and paid a $5,000 a month retainer, under a two year agreement, just for Mr. DiMeo to make himself available to give blueberry growing advice. DiMeo Farms sells blueberry plants direct to home blueberry gardeners, edible landscapers, blueberry plant retailers, fruit wineries, pick your own blueberry farms and wholesale blueberry growers across America. CALL NOW: (609) 561-5905. We greatly appreciate your blueberry and blueberry plants business. Thank you for many years of referrals.
DiMeo Blueberry Farming History
Our DiMeo blueberry farm can trace its family history back to well over 105 years ago, to around the year 1910 when then Italian immigrant Michael DiMeo came over from (Abruzzo) Sulmona, Italy. He and his two brothers, Salvatore DiMeo and Nicholas DiMeo originally settled in Providence, Rhode Island. After starting a successful DiMeo farm and roadside farm market in the Providence area, Salvatore later decided to head up to Bridgewater, Massachusetts and started growing raspberries. He became one of the biggest raspberry farms and growers in America. But, his brother, Michael DiMeo decided to head down to Southern New Jersey in search of higher quality farm land "without as many rocks" that would often break his farm tractor implements. He took a simple job on the Pennsylvania Railroad to earn money to travel, then one day he discovered Hammonton, New Jersey. He liked the small town of Hammonton and it's central location to New York City and Philadelphia. Michael DiMeo then purchased about 35 acres of farm land in Hammonton. He started theDiMeo family farmwith just a little blueberry patch behind his farm house. Here is a photo of him proudly standing in his first patch of blueberries in New Jersey.
The original DiMeo Berry Farms grew blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, butternut squash, apples, peaches, pumpkins, old fashioned yams and even sweet potatoes for many years. Mr. DiMeo eventually built it up into a much larger family farm as theDiMeo's continued investing in farm land duringThe Great Depression. They invested every penny they had in buying lots of properties. Many of them at tax sales. Photoed below is the son of Michael DiMeo, second generation blueberry farmer Anthony DiMeo, Sr. who is shown proudly standing with the family farm horse that he used to plow up the family's blueberry nursery to plant blueberries at his fathers farm, later to be passed down to him and his brothers, Mike and Bill DiMeo. All of who worked hard and devoted their whole entire lives to buy, develop, grow and build the various family berry farms that now carry forward their old fashioned berry farming methods. These men were hard workers and great visionaries, even though they were not well educated academically, they were great businessmen and amazing farmers. They knew how to grow the best tasting berries, take them to market and sell at a fair price. These great men truly loved farming.
Michael DiMeo turned the DiMeo family farms over to his sons, Anthony DiMeo, Sr., Michael DiMeo, Jr. and William A. DiMeo, who slowly converted the entire DiMeo family farm operations to exclusively grow blueberries, blueberry plants and large blueberry bushes. Anthony DiMeo, Sr. began planting hundreds of acres of hardy blueberry bushes back in the 1940s. He started out with only 500 blueberry plants. Over the decades, Anthony DiMeo, Sr. and his brothers, including Frank DiMeo, Michael DiMeo, Jr., and William DiMeo built their own successful DiMeo-owned blueberry farms that today, through much sacrifice, have achieved great success. With all members of the DiMeo family and all various or different DiMeo family-owned farms all combined, total up to 1000 acres of blueberriesin Hammonton, New Jersey. Most of which, is due to the lifetime investment of Anthony DiMeo, Sr., who gave his entire life to buy, develop, build and grow the various DiMeo farms in Hammonton. Farming was his life. It's what he loved to do most. He was up every morning at 5am and simply could not wait to get into the field with his workers. He worked hard, saved his money and made the right investment in blueberries.
Grandpop DiMeo Invests In Planting Blueberries
Second generation DiMeo blueberry farmer, Anthony DiMeo, Sr. retired when he was 86 years-old, but he still worked on his farm until he was almost 90 years old. He devoted his entire life and just about extra penny he had to passionately building, growing and working the DiMeo Family Fruit Farms as a proud American farmer. His whole life was the DiMeo berry farm. He traveled very little throughout his life, but he accomplished so much, as he grew the operation with every day of hard work and sacrifice. He depended on the farm to provide for the entire DiMeo family, and it always did. It still does to this day. His idea of farming fresh natural berries was quite simple, grow the finest blueberries and bearing-size blueberry plants and sell at a fair price. Some might say that Mr. DiMeo sold more blueberry bushes than anyone in America during his time. He also was an expert at growing blueberries and all the blueberry pickers came in from New York City and South Philadelphia during the summer to pick DiMeo blueberries in season at his blueberry farm. Here are some of the original blueberry picking tickets that were issued to Tony DiMeo's blueberry pickers almost 100 years ago. To earn one of these tickets meant lots of hard work, but it fed many then, Italian-immigrant families in Philadelphia and New York City.
Grandpop DiMeo Remembers Hard, But Good Times
Anthony "Tony" DiMeo, Sr. remembers his mother Nancy DiMeo, making loaves of fresh Italian bread all the time. They ate lots of bread to "keep their bellies full" when there was not enough food to feed everyone. In the Fall season, they would dig up all the cabbage and replant it by the house. They would cut down the corn and use the corn fodder to cover the buried cabbage and bury it a couple feet deep underground to keep it from freezing in the winter. The soft part of the corn husks were used to stuff or repair their sleeping mattress. Earning only $5.00 per week, working 15 hour days, 6 days a week on the DiMeo family farms in New Jersey. Every Sunday, the DiMeo family would take a day of rest and walk three miles to church and back. Every child went to church and they went as a family. After he married grandmom Mildred "Millie" DiMeo, they would still go to church every Sunday, and then they would take a walk on the family berry farm. Here is a photo of Tony and Millie standing on the children's swings behind the DiMeo family blueberry farms in Hammonton. Both of them truly loved everything about country living and farm life in America.
In the Winter season, everyone in the DiMeo family slept downstairs in the farm house. They literally sealed off the upstairs to store meat because it was so cold up there. It simply took too much wood to heat the entire house. The DiMeo homestead had only one wood stove and it was the only heat in the house. His mother, Nunziata "Nancy" DiMeo would pile up bricks on the stove to heat them up after dinner and then when each child went to bed, she would put a brick at their feet with a blanket tent around it. It was just enough heat to keep their feet warm until they fell asleep. Grandpop DiMeo said that if he took a glass of water to bed, in the morning the water would sometimes be frozen solid. At Christmas, each kid would get a pair of socks, one banana, a small orange and an apple.He remembers his mother saying "when you have a good time with someone, you never have enough time." He said, back then, people were different. There were few arguments, everyone was happy and they would help one another. They were all poor, but happy.
Future of Blueberry Farming Profits
New Generation Blueberry Farmers. Old Generation Family Values.
The grandchildren of Mr. & Mrs. Anthony DiMeo, Sr., now make up the fourth generation of the DiMeo blueberry farmingfamily in Hammonton, New Jersey. Several of the DiMeo grandsons now continue their grandfathers and great-grandfathers legacy of growing blueberries in New Jersey, as well as the sale of ultra-premium locally grown blueberries, bearing-size blueberry plants and large mature blueberry bushes. The old fashioned blueberry farming practices and techniques of the DiMeo family have passed down from the first to the fourth generation of American farmers. This photo below is third generation DiMeo blueberry farmer, Anthony DiMeo, Jr. when he started teaching his first son, Anthony DiMeo III how to drive farm tractors and how to be a next-generation blueberry farmer. Anthony DiMeo III, along with his brothers, now carry forward the 105 year-old DiMeo family blueberry farming legacy started back in 1910 by great-grandpop DiMeo in Hammonton, New Jersey.
Below is a photo of Anthony back on a Massey Ferguson farm tractor again, but this time, all grown up and now continuing the DiMeo blueberry farming legacy of growing the best tasting blueberries and blueberry plants in America. Grandpop DiMeo's pick-up truck is in this photo because Anthony DiMeo, Sr. was also a part of this photo shoot for a media publication which did a feature story on the DiMeo family blueberry farms in New Jersey that passed on from generation to generation of New Jersey blueberry growers working hard on the berry farm raising blueberries and BIG bearing-size blueberry bushes direct from expert blueberry growers. CALL NOW: (609) 561-5905 to ask questions about buying blueberries farmer-direct or about any of our blueberry plants and blueberry bushes ready to fruit.
When growing blueberries, DiMeo Farms tries to focus not only on growing the largest blueberries but, the best tasting blueberry plant varieties. We seek a healthy blueberry that has a nice size, good taste and an overall great blueberry flavor. Blueberries that are picked for fresh and frozen markets are often immediately taken to a blueberry packing area and sometimes shipped all over the world. Our large DiMeo blueberries fill lots of berry pints and 12 pint blueberry crates, making our DiMeo blueberry plant customers successful with maybe the best blueberry yields per acre. Here are EXPERT blueberry farmers, 90 year-old Anthony "Tony" DiMeo, Sr. and his first grandson, Anthony DiMeo III checking mature blueberry bushes about to bloom in Hammonton blueberry fields. Anthony worked with his grandfather since he was just 12 years old, and trained in all areas of blueberry farming.
Sometimes home gardener blueberry plants customers drive (or even fly) out to visit our DiMeo family blueberry farms and buy BIG bearing-size blueberry plants for sale blueberry farmer-direct from our blueberry bush garden center New Jersey. They sometimes get an opportunity to take a quick visit of one of the DiMeo family's blueberrypacking houses. Below are two of our happy DiMeo Farms blueberry plant customers (mother and daughter) who drove hours, down from upstate New York to visit our blueberry plants garden center and buy BIG bearing-size big 3 year old blueberry bushes to start their own little pick your own blueberry farms in New York. During their brief DiMeo customer visit, they got a closer look at DiMeo blueberries on one of the blueberry packing machine inspection belts at IBF in Hammonton, New Jersey which is the blueberry capital of the world. We can even teach you about packing blueberries as our fourth generation blueberry farmer has successfully helped in building successful new blueberry packing houses along with his business partners.
DiMeo Farms hopes to help you discover sustainable dark healthy berries, blueberries and other super berries with health benefits such as Aronia black chokeberries. We can give you blueberry growing tips, sell you old blueberry farm antiques such as our old wooden farm crates or boxes; and safe home grown blueberry farming techniques. We often try to find inspiring ways to celebrate the farming spirit at your home just like these happy DiMeo Blueberry Farms customers did when they came to visit our New Jersey blueberry farm in Hammonton. We greatly appreciate your business and invite you to visit our operation (by appointment only) so we can show you our higher quality, BIG bearing-size blueberry bushes on sale for only $10. Our operation is simply immaculate, clean and gorgeous in every way. It's no wonder so many couples want to get married on a farm, our farm that also serves as a country farm wedding venue location in New Jersey. Discover the DIMEO DIFFERENCE today.
"Growing blueberries and caring for blueberry plants the old fashioned way is something I have done since both my grandfather and father started teaching me when I was just a boy. It's an honor to carry forward my family's blueberry growing legacy of using old fashioned blueberry farmingmethods."
"Legacy of Growing Blueberries" magazine article that features fourth generation blueberry farmer Anthony DiMeo III and his hard work to carry forward the American blueberry growing legacy his grandfather and great-grandfather started over 105 years ago, with DiMeo's Pick Your Own Blueberry Farms in New Jersey, which will offer PYO blueberries as well as serve as a country farm wedding venue location in New Jersey. He will also host private events, corporate retreats, family reunions, outdoor yoga classes and other special events at the DiMeo family blueberry farms in Hammonton. All events are intended to enhance the agricultural output of his family berry farm, promoting both New Jersey grown blueberries and blueberry bushes. We teach our blueberry farm customers for FREE and can coach them on how to establish their very own pick your own blueberry farm or agritourism farm in their community. CALL NOW: (609) 561-5905 so we can teach you how to care for blueberries and get into the high demand blueberry market.
We work hard on our New Jersey family farms to cultivate the best blueberries, ultra-premium bearing-size blueberry plants, large mature blueberry bushes, long-term happy DiMeo blueberry plants customers and EXPERT berry farmer solutions to optimize the success of our berry plant customers in NOT ONLY commercial blueberry fields, but home blueberry gardens, pick your own blueberry farms, edible landscape designs or backyard blueberry gardens from all across America. We also have raspberry bushes, thornless blackberry bushes, grape plants and aronia black chokeberry bushes which are the healthiest berries on the planet. You should really start eating more aronia in your daily diet.
Fourth generation blueberry farmer, Anthony DiMeo III and his girlfriend Helene of DiMeo's Retail & Wholesale Blueberry Bushes Garden Center who generously sponsored the Hammonton Blueberry Festival. The Hammonton blueberry festival can draw thousands of blueberry lovers every year. Our blueberries farm hashappy DiMeo blueberry plant customers from all across America who drive (or fly) out to visit our family blueberry farms to meet with a DiMeo blueberry farmer to buy blueberry plants, raspberry plants, thornless blackberry plants, aronia black chokeberry plants, cranberry vines and other super healthy berry plants for sale. Only $10 by DiMeo's pick your own blueberry farms in New Jersey. CALL DIMEO FARMS NOW: (609) 561-5905 to arrange a visit or book a rustic country farm wedding at our NJ farm wedding venue location which can give you original farm wedding ideas as we are the perfect farm wedding venue in New Jersey for you to host your country wedding surrounded by blueberry fields and in the heart of the New Jersey Pinelands forest region.
DiMeo Farms Gives Back
The A. DiMeo blueberry farming family and it's berry farmers believe in giving back, so when kids came knocking at our door and needed a sponsor, we proudly sponsored the the DiMeo Blueberries youth soccer team. If you have a children's group, non-profit activity or registered charity, please let us know because at the end of every blueberries or blueberry plants planting season, we always try to "share the harvest" with supporting a good cause that benefits children. We believe in growing together.
Always a pleasure to give back. If you have a childrens charity for us to consider, just go to the CONTACT DIMEO section on this website and e-mail us all the details. This past year, in 2015, we generously supported the Police Unity Tourwhich raises awareness for law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Ironically, the gentleman standing on the far right in this photo with the "Boston" shirt is a police officer who was shot in the line of duty and took time off to coach the DiMeo Blueberries soccer team during his recovery. .
When a phone call came in from a child program counselor in the city who told us about her children's youth group of troubled youth who needed to learn about the value of hard work on a family farm and to also learn about eating better and healthy living, fourth generation farmer Anthony DiMeo III made time to spend with the kids. He included a brief tour of the DiMeo farm and a motivational discussion on "setting long-term goals and working hard to achieve them." He also gave each of them a blueberry bush to take home to their families in the City of Camden and Philadelphia region. If you have a children's program and would like us to host a farm visit that includes a brief walking tour of one of our u pick blueberry farm and agritourism farm then give us a call: (609) 561-5905 and we will check our farmer's schedule for availability. This was another great day at DiMeo Farms in Hammonton.
We often try to let children's groups pick blueberries for free at our PYO blueberries farm. This children's learning center was teaching the kids where berries come from and about growing their own berries at home, so when the talk turned to "blueberries" one name came to mind, DiMeo Farms. They called us and it was truly pleasure to let the kids pick blueberries all morning long. The adorable kids had such a great time picking blueberries and we took time to talk with them about the health benefits of blueberries and why they should try to eating healthy berries every day, instead of all the candy or other junk food that is now a problem for so many American children. This is where it all starts, with our children eating healthier and living better. If you would like to book a DiMeo Farm field trip call us now: (609) 561-5905 for details and we will look into our farm schedule to see if we can fit you in. We can book up quickly so call as soon as possible so we can at least pencil you into our calendar.
Appreciating Maximino's 30 Years of Work
81 year-old Maximino Guzman, a migrant farm worker from Puerto Rico, who worked for Grandpop DiMeo at our family's blueberry farm for close to 30 years, came into our lives once again. One Sunday afternoon, his daughter called DiMeo and said they were on their way, driving down to the DiMeo farm. She said her father, Maximino was sick with and that her father "Maximino" wanted to "walk the DiMeo farm just one more time" while he still could. He was greeted by Mr. DiMeo's grandson, Anthony DiMeo III who took the time to walk the very frail Maximino around the DiMeo's farm and listened to his stories about workign with Grandpop DiMeo. His daughter translated his words into English. When Maximino saw Grandpop DiMeo's old truck parked along one of our blueberry nurseries, he began to cry and went to sit on the truck tailgate. Then, Anthony sat next to him for this great picture. Maximino is truly great man. It was a pleasure to spend that Sunday afternoon with him listening to his stories about his many years working for our DiMeo family. God bless Maximino Guzman. On behalf of Granpop DiMeo, we show great appreciation for his work planting many acres of blueberries plants.
"I FEEL SO ALIVE AND HAPPY HERE"said a very teary eyed, 81 year-old Maximino Guzman, who worked for Grandpop DiMeo for almost 30 years. He worked in the below old DiMeo blueberry field decades ago. He walked the blueberry fields with his granddaughter with tears in his eyes and a smile on his face. He said how it was hard work planting blueberries plants on the farm and that Grandpop DiMeo was a very hard worker, but a very good man to work for all those years. He said how much he respected Grandpop DiMeo, even though he was tough. Maximino also said that he was happy to see the DiMeo family's decades of hard work paying off with healthy blueberries in high demand. He said, at the time, he couldn't find a job, so he went to Grandpop DiMeo who hired him on the spot and gave him a free place to live on the DiMeo farm and he was so thankful that Grandpop DiMeo never charged him any money for rent, heat, electric or other utilities, for all those years. He said that allowed him to save money to support his family and eventually retire. He bought his entire family here from Puerto Rico and because that the opportunities that Grandpop DiMeo gave him, totally changed the life of his entire family.
DiMeo Family Celebrates 100th Birthday
The DiMeo blueberry farms family has been blessed with very impressive life longevity. It must be because they all ate healthy blueberries and a single glass of homemade Italian wine at lunch and dinner time every single day. Anthony DiMeo, Sr's mother, Nancy DiMeo lived until she was 98 years-old. His aunt (Nancy DiMeo's sister, Concetta) lived until she was 101 years-old. His older brother Joseph DiMeo, Sr. who was born and raised on the DiMeo family berry farms in New Jersey, made it to almost 101 years old. Grandmom Mildred "Millie" DiMeo make it to 97 years old. There is certainly something to be said about most of the DiMeo's living well into their 90s and up to 100 years-old. Healthy living on the family farm and eating locally grown berries, fruits and vegetables likely plays a role. Watch the below video as the DiMeo family celebrated Joseph DiMeo's 100th birthday on the below memorable DiMeo family day together in Hammonton, New Jersey. God bless Uncle Joe. Watch him sing along with everyone.
The DiMeo blueberry farming family trusts their impressive longevity to healthy balanced diet on the family blueberry farms in Hammonton. Eating only fresh locally grown blueberries and other berries that are safeas well aspesticide-free and chemical-free berries from berry plants. The health benefits of blueberries and eating blueberries is simply incredible. Growing your own healthy blueberries is knowing your berries and knowing where your berries come from. But moreso, knowing your safest, most reliable farmer... YOU. Instead of paying big money for blueberries at grocery stores. Rembember, that supermarkets and many produce brokers only care about blueberry shelf-life, meaning many of them (not all) will do, or spray fumigate blueberries with just about anything permitted by U.S. law, just so the blueberries last longer on grocery store shelves. This is exactly one of the many reasons why you should learn how to grow your own blueberries not only to save money, but for better health benefits of chemical-free and pesticide-free berries in your life.
Conservation & Forest Preservation at DiMeo Farms
At DiMeo Blueberries we feel good about giving back to the land since it has been so good to us over the years. So we started planting all types of cedar trees along our blueberry farm fields in New Jersey. Along the wetlands areas we planted thousands of dollars in rare Atlantic White Cedar trees and along the highlands we planted other types of red cedar trees to keep the forest alive and happy. Yes, we love to see you planting blueberry bushes from our blueberry trees farm, but let's not forget about the trees. We need to keep our American forests growing. Especially with all the new building and home development these days. Make sure you plant some trees every year. Even if it's one tree a year, your small effort makes a difference in the long-run.
Old DiMeo Blueberry Field Replanting
Our family has some blueberry fields over 50 years old. DiMeo blueberry bushes can often live a long time before losing productivity, some up to 30 years or even more. WATCH BELOW VIDEO of second generation DiMeo blueberry farmer M. DiMeo, Sr. (83 years old) replanting a field of old DiMeo blueberry bushes he planted over 45 years ago. He decided to start replanting blueberries in his blueberry fields during early fall blueberry planting season after the seasonal blueberry harvest was complete. He loves working on his blueberry farm. Just a few blueberry plants are removed, here and there, depending on which blueberry bushes he feels need to be replanted. He is not replanting the entire blueberry field, but rather, just select number of blueberry bushes every year. This is done every year to keep the blueberry field acreage as productive as possible. You don't need a tractor hoe machine like this unless you have many acres of blueberries that you need to plant or replant. If you think you really need one, they are pretty cheap to rent.
FREE DiMeo Blueberry Farmer Consulting & Tips
With 105 years of a blueberry growing legacy to continue, and four generations of REAL blueberry farming experience, you will be in good hands as a blueberry farmer at DiMeo Farms teaches you how to plant blueberries for your own blueberry farms. Look at our DiMeo Farms Facebook profile with over 50,950 LIKES and with happy customers who drove (or flew) from across the world just to buy from us. Not just to visit our DiMeo family farm, but to also learn how to grow blueberries and possibly get faster production results from REAL blueberry experts. We can take our DiMeo customers from blueberry planting steps A to Z. Of course we do not charge our blueberry plant customers for farmer planting advice when they buy blueberry bushes from us and become a customer. But if you are just looking for expert blueberry farmer consulting, DIMEO FARMS is your #1 choice. GIVE US A CALL NOW to ask questions: (609) 561-5905 or to get a quick quote.
How to Cultivate Blueberries in New Jersey
Many of our DiMeo Farms customers ask how to cultivate blueberries using the best old fashioned farming methods for both draining blueberries fields and working the blueberry soil to reduce weed growth and increase blueberry plant vigor. Some ask "what causes that ridge" the blueberry plants sit on top of, well here is the answer... over time, as the blueberry bushes grow, you go up and down the blueberry field rows, in 2nd gear (high) on your farm tractor and carefully throw dirt up around the base of your blueberry bushes. Commercial blueberry growers use this special "side winder disk implement" once a year for berry cultivation along with other special blueberry farm tractor implements that we can tell you where to buy at our low discount prices. We not only have time tested blueberry farming and best blueberry growing methods that work, but we can get you just about any equipment at our cost. We have countless contacts in the blueberry industry, which is yet another reason why so many customers decide to buy all their blueberry plants from DiMeo Farms. Not only great berry plants, but a long list of amazing contacts in the blueberry industry who can help you hit the ground running instead of crawling.
Pruning Blueberry Bushes After Blueberry Season
Our professional DiMeo blueberry farmers can even teach you how to prune blueberry bushes properly after blueberry harvest is completed. There is a old fashioned blueberry pruning method to trimming blueberry bushes to increase blueberry crop yield per acre and maintain strong hardy blueberry bush growth that will produce more pounds of blueberries per acre. WATCH VIDEO BELOW of the DiMeo's trimming blueberry bushes in this video on how to care for blueberries after the annual blueberry harvest. Notice the 9' foot wide blueberry field rows, so when the 6' foot brush hog goes down the row, it has 1.5' clearance on either side. Notice the mature blueberry bushes are only 2.5' foot apart, yes our family plants them "that close" because thats proper planting for a commercial blueberry farm, and we also recommend that spacing for pick your own blueberry farms. Spacing blueberry bushes farther apart will not necessarily increase blueberry yield or production as some think it will. If you are homeowner who just wants to plant blueberry bushes in your backyard, of course you can space them farther apart for cosmetic reasons.
Restoring An Old Farm for Pick Your Own Blueberries
Look for new blueberry farm land for sale if you do not have existing farm land to grow blueberries. WATCH VIDEO BELOW on farm preparation at the restoration of an old farm into our new pick your own blueberry farms in New Jersey. Let an EXPERT DiMeo blueberry farmer teach you how to start a new pick your own blueberry farm. We can teach you from step one, blueberry farm land clearing for growing blueberries to blueberry soil amendments preparation. There are many ways to care for blueberries properly used old fashioned farming methods and to start planting blueberries with DiMeo's expert guidance. We help our blueberry bush customers restore old farms the old fashioned way. Let us teach you at no cost if you are an existing customer. Just buy blueberry bushes from us and you get advice, guidance and coaching for free. DiMeo cares about our forests and trees, so if we ever have to knock down a tree, we try to plant two (2) replacement trees on another project. We highly encourage local reforestation programs to our customers and this was an old farm that we restored once again to a working New Jersey farm.
Starting Your Own Blueberry Farm or Berry Patch
As a DiMeo blueberry plants customer, we will happily guide you with proper blueberry farm land selection and teach you what to look for before you purchase farm land for growing blueberries. With an EXPERT DiMeo blueberryfarmer, you are in the right hands. We restored an old grown-up farm property to start a new pick your own blueberry farm and agritourism farm garden center as an example for our customers. We want you to be successful growing your own blueberries and see our DiMeo blueberry farming family cleaning a new blueberry farm properties to be restored into successful u pick blueberry farms in New Jersey with properly amended blueberry soil for blueberries resulting in possibly higher blueberry yield per acre. Now the fourth generation of"America's first family of blueberries", now continues growing New Jersey blueberries. Watch video of second generation expert blueberry farmer M. DiMeo, Sr. working with fourth generation DiMeo farmer to prepare blueberry plants order for our happy DiMeo wholesale blueberry plants customersat Mike's DiMeo blueberry bushes nursery in New Jersey.
Replanting Old Blueberry Bushes After 30 Years
If you have an old blueberry farm and want to learn how to plant blueberries or how to replant blueberry bushes, we can teach you the right way to replant old blueberry fields. Many people don't know this, but if you read the fine print "replacing or replanting old blueberry bushes" falls under USDA Tree Assistance Program which means (if you qualify)they will pay you to replace old blueberry bushes on your farm. For decades, our DiMeo family has been replanting blueberries as the productive blueberry fields age. In the video below you will see our family re-planting blueberry plants at a 40 year-old blueberry farm field that needed to be replanted.Youmight be surprised just how hard Mr. DiMeo, Sr. "cuts back" his blueberry replants, but its what he recommends. The new blueberry bushes should be substantially cut back for proper transplanting of blueberry plants to minimize transplant shock. WATCH VIDEO BELOW and listen to the old-fashioned DiMeo Farms recommended blueberry replanting method. Notice not to plant blueberry bushes too deeply when planting blueberries plants or replanting blueberry bushes like these shown on Mr. DiMeo's old blueberry farm fields right after blueberry season was finished and the weather starts to cool down in fall. Both Spring and Fall are great times to plant or replant blueberries bushes on your property.