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Home | Fruits | Blueberry October 20, 2017
Blueberry
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 148g
(1 Cup)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 84  Calories from Fat 4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 1%
   Saturated Fat 0g 1%
   Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
   Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
   Sugars 14g  
Protein 1g  
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  Blueberry: The blueberries are native to North America but are grown in several other places around the world. Blueberries have small fruits about 1/2" in diameter. They are round and slightly flat in shape, with a flared crown at the bottom. Plants can vary in height from ½' to 15' tall. Leaves of the blueberry plant are dark green and leathery. In the fall the leaves turn bright red.

Plants grow best in acidic soil that's well drained. Oak leaf mulch as well as other acidic mulches work best on blueberry plants. Since roots are very shallow, spread the mulch in a layer 1-2" thick beneath the bush. Blueberries love the sun. Water the plants regularly in the first year - from spring until late summer.

The color of the ripe berry varies from light to dark blue. Ripe blueberries have either white or greenish flesh. Blueberries have the highest antioxidant value of any fruit and a large amount of micronutrients, with very high levels manganese, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K and dietary fiber.

Best tasting berries are picked several days after they turn blue. Once ripe, they should easily drop into your hands with barely any work on your part.

Berries can be eaten out of hand, in cereals or baked into pies, muffins, quickbreads. They can also be cooked into jam or jelly, as well as be juiced and pureed.

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  Check back in Fall 2010 for our 2011 rootstock catalog.

Jersey - Jersey Blueberries are a late-season variety that is high-yielding, easy to grow, and one of the oldest and most widely grown blueberry varieties. The berries are dark blue, medium in size, and very sweet. A tall and well-shaped bush, it provides an excellent ornamental value, too. We recommend netting over the bush to prevent birds getting the harvest before you.
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