History and Facts:
In the 1600's, North American Indians gathered blueberries to store for the winter. They dried the berries in the sun, beat them into a powder and added this powder to parched meal. Today, blueberries are the third most popular non-citrus fruit in the U.S.
Blueberries contain more vitamin A than any other berry. With only 41 calories per 1/2 cup serving, they are a good source of fiber, iron and potassium and provide a high content of vitamin C.
Blueberries should be stored at 33 to 34 degrees fahrenheit for up to two weeks. Moisture loss should be kept to a minimum using proper storage conditions, packaging and film caps. Moisture loss is detrimental to good quality blueberries. Also, keep handling to a minimum. Overripe fruit and fruit stored too long will appear dull and lifeless.
April through June