Tuesday, July 23, 2013

All About Blueberries

Henry F.
All About Blueberries
Blueberries thrive in states like New Jersey, Oregon, North Carolina, Washington, California, Florida and Michigan but the largest blueberry producer is Maine; even though these states have lots of berries blueberries can grow all across America.
Recently blueberries have been found out as good to eat because they have lots of antioxidants.
There are two types of berries highbush and lowbush, highbush blueberries are found mostly in Michigan while lowbush berries grow mostly on the ground; highbush blueberries usually grow to 13 ft .
On the east coast you will most often see blueberries in the summer although they grow year round, in places like California and Florida you can pick blueberries throughout the year.
-Tips for blueberry picking:
-Have a bucket
-Only pick the blueberries that are dark blue and that they are firm but not soft      
-When you pick blueberries be gentle you do not want to bruise them
-If the berry does not come off the bush easily it is not ripe and will taste sour
Wild blueberries picked on Nantucket

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