Vegetables and Fruit forum: Blueberry pickin' time in Tennessee

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Name: Dave
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TennesseeDave
Jul 4, 2017 5:23 PM CST
And so it starts. Today's harvest with many more days of picking ahead.
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jul 4, 2017 5:27 PM CST
Yum. My raspberries are in, and the blues are shortly after. Best kid snack - a blueberry tucked into a raspberry!
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ctcarol
Jul 4, 2017 6:02 PM CST
Oh, you lucky people! Thumbs up
Name: Rob Duval
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robertduval14
Jul 5, 2017 5:00 PM CST

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Mine have started to ripen even up here in New Hampshire. I grow 3 cultivars...Rubel, Patriot, and Collins.
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TennesseeDave
Jul 5, 2017 7:37 PM CST
I couldn't begin to tell you which cultivar is planted here. The bushes were large when I bought the property a dozen years ago.
Name: Rob Duval
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robertduval14
Jul 5, 2017 8:38 PM CST

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I have a few wild northern highbush and tons of wild lowbush blueberries. They are both native, and very common here...just small in size. My cultivated berries are huge.
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jul 6, 2017 11:44 AM CST
TennesseeDave said:I couldn't begin to tell you which cultivar is planted here. The bushes were large when I bought the property a dozen years ago.


They all taste good no matter which variety.
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Jul 6, 2017 3:52 PM CST

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Newyorkrita said:

They all taste good no matter which variety.


Hate to argue, but I have to disagree...like any other grown food, some cultivars just ain't got 'it'.

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Newyorkrita
Jul 9, 2017 9:45 AM CST
Well then I have been lucky as all the different varieties here in the garden have all been good. Just some have berries larger than others.
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Weedwhacker
Jul 9, 2017 9:54 AM CST
There is NOTHING better than the wild blueberries, IMO! Lovey dubby
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Jul 9, 2017 10:13 AM CST
I've never experienced a wild blueberry, sounds delightful! We have teeny little red huckleberries here, but on the east side of the Cascade mountains, the huckleberries are more like blueberries - bigger and purple. Plus the joy of the hunt!
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ctcarol
Jul 9, 2017 2:27 PM CST
Yeah! You could hunt huckleberries and mushrooms at the same time when I was a kid.
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Newyorkrita
Jul 9, 2017 3:56 PM CST
Weedwhacker said:There is NOTHING better than the wild blueberries, IMO! Lovey dubby


Humm, Wild Blackberries are my personal favorites.
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Bonehead
Jul 9, 2017 4:01 PM CST
I'm with Rita, I love freshly picked blackberries. If a plant is going to be aggressively invasive, may as well have a redeeming quality!
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Weedwhacker
Jul 9, 2017 6:36 PM CST
I have to agree, wild blackberries are also delicious! Years ago my ex and I rented a house where there was a large wild blackberry patch on the property... we literally picked and froze buckets of the berries that year; that was when I first learned how to make a good fruit pie! Smiling
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