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Blueberries Ag facts
North America is the world's leading blueberry producer, accounting for nearly 90% of world production at the present time.
July is National Blueberry Month.
Native Americans in the Northwest Territory preserved wild blueberries to last through the winter months.
Native Americans added dried blueberries to stews, soups and meats. A jerky called sautauthig (pronounced saw-taw-teeg) was made with dried blueberries and was consumed year-round.
The most popular muffin in the United States is the blueberry muffin.
High-bush blueberries typically start producing in the third season and yields increase steadily for the next four years.
Well-maintained blueberry bushes remain productive for 15 to 20 years.
Blueberries are expensive to establish and maintain, therefore growers often do not realize a return on investment until the seventh year of production.
At full capacity, bluebarries yield about 3 tons per acre.