Delicious facts about blueberries!
- Blueberries are native to North America and were grown by Native American tribes for food, medicine, and dye.
- Blueberries grow in clusters, but not all the berries on one cluster ripen at the same time. That’s awkward.
- Keep your blueberries in the fridge!!! They can start growing mold after just 12 hours. Ewww!
- It was tough to be an artist in the early American colonies! You couldn’t just go to Pearl Paint. Colonists made grey paint by boiling blueberries in milk.
- If all the blueberries in North America each year were spread out on the ground, they would cover a four-lane highway from New York and Chicago. It would be a squishy drive.
- New Jersey attempted to honor the blueberry by making it the state fruit. The blueberry declined to comment.
- Minnesota claimed blueberry as its official state muffin. You know you live in the United States when you have an official state muffin.
- Robert Frost wrote a poem about blueberries, which includes the lines “But we won’t complain. You ought to have seen how it looked in the rain. The fruit mixed with water in layers of leaves, like two kinds of jewels, a vision for thieves.”