Blueberries View More

(Vaccinium corymbosum)   Blueberries are fruits of a shrub belonging to the heath family. Other members include the cranberry, bilberry, azalea, mountain laurel and rhododendron. There are more than 30 different species of blueberry. Popular varieties include Highbush, Lowbush and Evergreen.   Blueberries grow in clusters and range in size from that of a small… Continue Reading

Cherries View More

(Prunus avium/Prunus cerasus)   Cherries are drupe, or stone fruit, aptly named because their juicy flesh surrounds a hard center seed. Members of the Rosaceae family, genus Prunus, cherries are a distant relative to peaches, plums, and apricots.  Interestingly, the term “cherry tree” can be applied to all members of the genus Prunus, no matter… Continue Reading

Cranberries View More

(Vaccinium macrocarpon)   An evergreen dwarf shrub that grows in acidic soil in the Northern Hemisphere, cranberries are related to bilberries, blueberries and huckleberries.  Cranberries are one of a handful of fruits including Concord grapes and blueberries that are native to North America.   Cranberries were originally called craneberries because their pink blossoms resembled that… Continue Reading