Saturday, July 16, 2011

Nantucket Blueberries, by Caroline M. Richards

Photo of Blueberries By Caroline Richards
Blueberries are one of my favorite foods. I don’t get the name though. I mean, aren’t they dark purple?

Oh well, I’ll figure that one out another day. Although Blueberries can be bland, people love them for their small size. People can just pop them into their mouth without a thought! The Blueberry flower means (to some) wisdom and is the food of the Greek goddess Athena, who is known as the goddess of wisdom and battle strategy, though I don’t think blueberries plan battles.

The fruit is a berry 5-16 millimeters (0.20-0.63 in) in diameter with a flared crown at the end; they are greenish at first, then reddish-purple, and finally indigo when ripe. They have a sweet taste when mature, with variable acidity. Blueberry bushes typically bear fruit in the middle of the growing season: fruiting times are affected by local conditions such as altitude and latitude, so the height of the crop can vary from May to August depending upon these conditions.

Work cited -

Wikipedia the free encyclopedia, blueberry.

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