Category: Blueberries

Optimizing Yields of Maine Wild Blueberries

Wild blueberries grow best with a soil pH around 4.0, which also limits nutrient availability for weeds. Photo courtesy of David Yarborough The fertility and mulch trial at Blue Hill Berry Co. Photo by Nicolas Lindholm Harvesters at Blue Hill Berry Co. use green totes that are somewhat smaller, shallower and lighter than the usual

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Marketing Organic Blueberries

Nicolas Lindholm and Ruth Fiske of Blue Hill Berry Co. Photo by Kim Kral, courtesy of Blue Hill Berry Co. The Blue Hill Berry Co. logo was designed by Molly Blake of Molly B Designs. Photo by Nicolas Lindholm Todd Merrill. Photo courtesy of Merrill Blueberry Farms Merrill Blueberry Farms, now with its third-generation president,

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Packaging

Tina DiSpirito, Liz Porter, Bekah Pressley and Theresa Gaffney (left to right) tend the Highland Blueberry Farm booth. Gaffney’s blend of blueberry fruits and leaves (which are even higher than fruits in antioxidants) has been a successful value-added product for the farm. Photo courtesy of Highland Blueberry Farm. English photo. Attractive packaging is one key

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Blueberries

(or Why We’re Wild about Blueberries) This moderately-priced, three-piece, stainless steel steamer-juicer enables the authors to make and then freeze at least 30 quarts per year of wonderful, no-fuss blueberry juice without the need for straining. Photo by the authors. by Lee Ann Ward and Larry Lack © 2005. For information about reproducing this article,

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Highbush Blueberries

A section of Rivard’s Farm shows well pruned and mulched highbush blueberries. Photo courtesy of David Handley. From talks by David Handley of Maine Cooperative Extension Service and Jerry Rivard, who cultivates 2,000 blueberry plants in Springvale, Maine, at MOFGA and Cooperative Extension’s 2006 Farmer to Farmer Conference in Bar Harbor. Blueberry Basics These native

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