Archive for April, 2010

Cold Weather Good for Michigan Blueberries

April 29, 2010

Mark Longstroth, a Michigan State University Extension fruit educator in Paw Paw, said cold weather good for state’s blueberry crop. Read the story here.

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Use Bluebery Bushes to Complement Water Features

April 28, 2010

Here’s an article about an idea from the United Kingdom about how to use blueberry bushes to complement water features in your garden. Very interesting. Click here for article.

‘No-Fuss’ Landscapes

April 27, 2010

Homeowners in Fort Wayne, IN are using blueberry bushes to create “no-fuss” landscapes. Read all about it in the Journal Gazette.

India Viewed as Next Blueberry Market

April 23, 2010

U.S. blueberry growers are looking to India as one of their next big markets. Blueberries are new to the country, and none are grown there. The United States shipped between 15 and 20 tons of blueberries to India last year, in only the second summer of access to the market. Read article linked here.

Discussion on Buying Blueberries Locally

April 20, 2010

Do you like to buy your blueberries from local producers? Click here and join in the Local Foods Movement Discussion. Let us know where you buy your blueberries locally! This link goes to our Facebook site, so you’ll need to use your Facebook login information to join in the discussion!

Another Study Confirms Memory-Boosting Effect of Blueberries

April 19, 2010

A recent study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has shown that blueberries had a measurable improvement in learning and world list recall, which backs up a 2008 study with the same conclusions.

Winter Moth Larvae Attacking Blueberry Plants in Massachusetts

April 14, 2010

Blueberry growers and others in Massachusetts are fighting winter moth larvae that are attacking plants and trees. More information can be found here.

Blueberry Smoothie

April 13, 2010

1/2 bag of frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons blueberry preserves
7 or 8 ice cubes
1 1/2 cups of soymilk
1 banana
This is super easy. Just toss everything into a blender, switch to the highest setting, and let fly until you stop hearing ice cubes crunching and everything is fairly smooth.There are an infinit…e number of variations on this using different combinations of fruit and jam.You might also consider adding protein powder, ground flax seed, or any other supplement that strikes your fancy.It’s best to wait until near the end, and just blend long enough to mix the protein powder of whatever in.You can also substitute apple juice for the soymilk to create a tangier concoction.

Recipe found here.

Blueberry Packing Plant Under Construction

April 8, 2010

Construction is under way on a $2.4 million blueberry packing plant and cold storage building in Grandview, Washington. Click here for the complete story.

Possible Blight on My Blueberry Bushes?

April 7, 2010

A discussion about possible blight on blueberry bushes in New Orleans is taking place on the All About Blueberries Facebook page. Click here and join in, or post your own question(s)!