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Blueberry refers to some plants of the genus Vaccinium, which also includes cranberries, bilberries (also called blueberry), and many wild shrubs producing edible, round, blue berries (botanically false berries) with flared "crowns" at the end. The fruit are first white, then reddish-purple, and turn blue on ripening; the fruit are also called blueberries, and have a sweet taste. Blueberries are used in jellies, jams, pies, and many other snacks and delicacies.

Selection, Storage & Handling

  • Store covered under refrigeration. Use as soon as possible as rapid deterioration can occur.
  • Sold in punnets, choose plump, firm good coloured berries.
  • Check base of punnet for mould or spoilage.
  • Wash and dry well on absorbent paper if necessary.
  • Nutritional Values

    A good source of vitamins A and C, containing some phosphorus, calcium, potassium and iron.

    Growing Areas:

    Growing Areas

    NSW / VIC / TAS / SA / NZ