Born in the U.S.A.: Blueberries
|Figure 1. Vaccinium myrsinites in FL|
|Figure 2. Shiny blueberry flowers|
|Figure 3. (inset) Shiny blueberry fruit|
Figure 4. V. myrsinites in the landscape
Instead of bringing watermelon, a native of Africa, to your Independence day celebration, consider putting blueberries on the menu. Blueberry season is almost over. Close it out with a bang while watching fireworks and enjoying the wonderful harvest that native Florida has to offer.
Figure 1: Species distribution
Figure 2: Flowers, Photo credit: Shirley Denton
Figure 3: Fruit, Photo credit: Malcolm Manners
Figure 4: Leaves, Photo Credit: Pat Howell
Formatted and illustrated by Laurie Sheldon.