Carolina Garden: Blueberry

If you want to raise the best blueberry possible, you may want to start by moving to Maine. While the Carolina’s have native varieties, this isn’t an ideal location for a grower looking to produce a commercial crop.
Luckily I’m not trying to harvest blueberries, I’m growing memories. My lone bush will yield a pint or more of tart to semi-sweet berries each spring. In years to come, those handpicked berries will live on in tales of grandma’s homemade blueberry muffins.
I selected to grow a low bush, rabbiteye variety (Vaccinium virgatum), which is native to our area. I prefer native plants since they are naturally adapted to our local growing conditions. We also have a natural born pollinator in the southeastern blueberry bee (Habropoda laboriosa). As the name implies these native bumble bees are perfect companions to our local blueberries.

This story is inappropriate and should be flagged for moderation. Please choose from one of the following options:

Add a comment


Comment: 250 Characters Left

Myrtle Beach, Florence, Lumberton News | Weather | Entertainment | Not The News | WFXB and its affiliated companies are not responsible for the content of comments posted or for anything arising out of use of the above comments or other interaction among the users. We reserve the right to screen, refuse to post, remove or edit user-generated content at any time and for any or no reason in our absolute and sole discretion without prior notice, although we have no duty to do so or to monitor any Public Forum.