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By Doug Phillips
Blueberry Extension Coordinator
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Florida's Commercial Blueberry Industry

Updated: Nov 3, 2021

J. G. Williamson, J. W. Olmstead, and P. M. Lyrene


Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) is one of the few cultivated fruit crops that is native to North America. Canada and Maine have large expanses of native lowbush blueberries (Vaccinium angustifolium and V. myrtilloides) in naturally occurring barrens that are managed and harvested for the processing market

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