Archive for July, 2012

July 30, 2012

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AllAboutBlueberries

A Blueberry Festival to benefit the Blue Ridge Conservator is scheduled for July 24 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Orchard Creek Farm in Lansing, NC. Click on the link provided here for more information.

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July 30, 2012

Revisiting past posts for the newcomers.

AllAboutBlueberries

Useful tips to berry picking and processing linked here.

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July 28, 2012

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AllAboutBlueberries

Did you ever think of putting blueberries in your cornbread mix? Click on the link here for a recipe that does just that! If anyone cooks this, let us know what you think!

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July 28, 2012

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

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July 27, 2012

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AllAboutBlueberries

Trying to grow blueberries in a home garden? This article offers suggestions on soil pH, plant spacing, and more.

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July 27, 2012

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AllAboutBlueberries

Clay County pre-kindergarteners at Aurora’s Pre-K Clubhouse in Orange Park, Florida are learning about the Florida blueberry industry and how to grow blueberries in a schoolyard garden as part of a classroom agriculture project funded by a grant from the Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc. Read more in the article linked here.

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July 26, 2012

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AllAboutBlueberries

Blueberries need acidic soil to grow. Your soil can be tested for acidic levels at a soil testing lab. We will have information on our Web site we’re building to soil testing labs in each state. Stay tuned! In the meantime, read the article linked here for more information.

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July 26, 2012

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AllAboutBlueberries

Blueberries are a wonderful fruit to add to any diet. These little berries are low in sodium and calories, they have no cholesterol, and they are an excellent source of fiber. If you’re looking for ways on how to grow blueberries in your home garden, read this article for a few tips that can help you out.

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July 25, 2012

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AllAboutBlueberries

Blueberries are nature’s No. 1 source of antioxidants among more than 50 fresh fruits and vegetables tested by the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston.

The deep blue color of blueberries is from pigments, called anthocyanins that act as antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that protect cells against damage by free radicals that form in the body. Uncontrolled free radical formation can cause cell damage that may lead to cancer, heart disease, inflammation and other health problems.

Blueberries are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. One-half cup of blueberries has only 42 calories.

Blueberries are well-adapted to many areas in the Southern United States. The rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinium ashei), so called because of the pink color of the berry as it ripens, is the species most successfully grown in the South. Breeding programs throughout the Southeastern United States have…

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July 25, 2012

Revisiting past posts for the newcomers.

AllAboutBlueberries

This blog is set up by the LSU AgCenter in conjunction with Mississippi State University, Auburn University, the University of Georgia, North Carolina State University, the USDA, as well as various blueberry producers. Follow this blog for the latest information in blueberry production!

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