Some Interesting Trivia:
• Blueberries are actually indigo-colored. Remember that in context to the seven
rainbow colors and the acronym ROY G BIV we learned in elementary school.
• Native Americans enjoyed blueberries for hundreds of years.
• Blueberries thrive growing in acidic soil (low pH).
• A single bush, like a grape vine, can produce lots of fruit for decades.
• The top five state producers (USDA, 2011 statistics) of blueberries are: Washington,
Michigan, Oregon, California, and New Jersey. New York ranks 11th.
• Al Wereszczak single-handedly:
* Pruned the entire patch of ~ 3500 bushes every fall during the first 20 years of
the patch's life! Ever prune a large bush of any kind? Multiply that by 3500.
* Spread > 350 cubic yards of mulch on the patch's 23 rows (~ 3 miles total length)
just a couple years ago. He's in his 80s. Remember that the next time you unload
and spead 2 cubic yards of mulch out the back of your pickup truck.
How many blueberries to fill a quart? It depends on their size of course.