Good Berry Farms

104 N. Oak

P.O. Box 296

Paxton, Nebraska 69155

Phone: 308.280.1985

´╗┐Email: goodberryfarms@gmail.com

Blueberries

Blueberries are also native to North America and date back to the pre-colonial times.  There are five different varieties of blueberries grown in the US: lowbush, northern highbush, southern highbush, rabbiteye, and half-high.  Of these five the northern highbush are the most commonly grown throughout the world. 

  • Northeast Native American tribes admired blueberries and much folklore developed around them and their many uses.  The blossom end of the berry forms a perfect 5-point star and the elders of the tribe would tell how the Great Spirit sent these berries to relieve the children's hunger.  

  • Parts of the blueberry plant were also used as medicines, the leaves were used for teas and and the juice was used to treat coughs. 

  • Blueberries can be used to protect against memory loss

  • Blueberries can be used as a natural food dye

Blueberry Fun Facts