Blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum)

Organic Blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia.

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Ripe Highbush Blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) in the Fraser Valley of BC (Purchase)

These are some Highbush Blueberries (Vaccinium corymbosum) I photographed back in August of 2011. I didn’t get the final editing done until now – but I wish I had processed these when I could actually eat some. Viewing these gave me a craving for some fresh Blueberries! Unfortunate that I will have to wait until around August before I can have some fresh ones again!

The Highbush Blueberry is native to eastern North America but is grown in large numbers here in British Columbia as a food crop. The Highbush Blueberry also goes by the names Blue Huckleberry, Swamp Huckleberry, Swamp Blueberry, and High Blueberry. The bushes can grow to 3.7 meters (12 feet) tall but most farms seem to keep the plants around 1.2m (4ft) and under. The bushes produce a high volume of large blueberries. Highbush Blueberries do not self pollinate, and consequently many farmers have beehives brought in for pollination.

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Highbush Blueberry (V. corymbosum) Bush with Ripe Blueberries (Purchase)

More photos of blueberries and various other harvests can be found in my Farms, Barns, and Crops gallery