Are Blueberries Native To North America?

Blueberries are actually one of the few fruits which are in fact native to North America and they are party of the Vaccinium genus. For a number of centuries now, blueberries have been gathered in forests as well as bogs by the Native Americans, eaten fresh and preserved through a number of methods.

The end of the blossom which forms on the berry is in the shape of a five-pointed star and it was the center of many myths, including one that involved star berries which were sent by a great spirit to help relieve children’s hunger during times of great famine.

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