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Tentative blueberry availability: Mid June 2018


 
Quick Facts
 
~The fact that blueberries are low in calories, virtually fat free, a good source of fiber, and now found to be high in antioxidants makes the blueberry an even more attractive fruit.
 
~Over 200 million pounds of blueberries are grown every year in North America. 
~Blueberries are related to azaleas, camellias, heathers, and rhododendrons. 
 
~Blueberries are native to North America. 
~Blueberries weren't improved by scientific breeding work until the early 1900s. 
 
~Blueberries won't ripen once they are picked. 
~Blueberries are becoming more popular than ever—over 1500 new products were introduced last year.
 
~ To increase the shelf life of blueberries, chill them as soon as possible.

 

~Ripe blueberries should be stored in a covered container in the refrigerator where they will keep for about a week.

~North America produces nearly 90% of world blueberry production.