Blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum

A deciduous shrub growing to 4 metres tall, blueberry plants are native to North America and often found in dense thickets. They are a perennial, long-lived woody shrub related to cranberry, azalea and heather, thriving in acidic soils. The dark glossy green leaves are elliptical and up to 5 cm long. In fall, the leaves change to a brilliant red and blossom white, bell shaped flowers measuring about 1 centimetres long. North America is the world’s leading blueberry producer, accounting for nearly 90% of world production. Blueberries have been found to be extremely high in antioxidents, and this health benefit combined with its pleasant tart flavour and appealing aesthetic have made blueberries the second highest selling berry fruit in America.

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