BLUEBERRY Ericaceae Vaccinium Every berry in the Vaccinium group is edible. Vaccinium berries can be found in nearly all zones. All require acidic soil, either naturally acidic or amended to be acidic The Highbush blueberry is a slow-growing, multi-stemmed, occasionally monoecious, deciduous, shrub that grows 6 to 12 feet tall. wiith ¼ - ½” blue-black berries.
Blueberries were prominent in folk medicine and used as a preventative or flux and other abdominal problems. Native Americans used blueberry leaf in medicinal teas thought to be good for the blood. Blueberry juice was used to treat coughs. The blueberry is prized for its antioxidant health benefits and as a laxative as well as other folk remedies. During WW II, bilberries, a relative of the blueberry, were consumed by pilots to improve their night vision. Studies show that blueberries are high in bioflavonoids which are used by rods in the eyes for night vision. Blueberries rank as the number one fruit providing antioxidants. They are also high in iron. Fresh blueberries are at their prime during the summer months and are available frozen or dried throughout the year. Blueberries add a splash of color as a garnish for many dishes. They are a prime ingredient in many desserts, bread, fruit or breakfast dishes.
We only ship to the continental USA no shipping to California, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Our plants ship bare root or with minimal soil in a bag. 5 gallon pots or larger they must be picked up at the nursery ( or call for special shipping arrangements to see if we can ship to you ).
The picture is an example and is not always the actual plant being shipped