When and from where did blueberries come to the United States?
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Regarding this, when did blueberries come to America?
Commercial "blueberries" – including both wild ('lowbush') and cultivated ('highbush') blueberries – are all native to North America. The highbush blueberry varieties were introduced into Europe during the 1930s.
Subsequently, question is, how did blueberries come to America? Frederick Coville to domesticate the wild highbush blueberry resulted in today's cultivated highbush blueberry industry. They selected desirable plants from the wild forests of the Northeast USA and cultivated them to develop blueberries that could be commercially grown by farmers.
In respect to this, where do most US blueberries come from?
In fact, blueberry bushes were only introduced in Europe less than a century ago. In the US, the state of Washington produces the most blueberries, and is followed by Michigan, Georgia, Oregon and then New Jersey.
Where did blueberries originally come from?
Blueberries are flowering plants from the genus Vaccinium. This plant species is native to North America, most of Asia, and Scandinavia. Blueberry shrubs grow in a variety of sizes that vary from a few inches to 10 feet.