Berry For Zone 4
There are many uses for wild blackberries from jams, pies, teas or just eating them plain. They are also high in soluble and insoluble fiber. A single cup of them has an average of 7.6 grams of fiber as well as containing, half of the daily recommended dose of vitamin c. The dietary fiber they provide is helpful for our digestive tracts and supports regular bowel movements.
Their large seeds provide oil rich in omega-3 and six fats as well as protein, carotenoids, ellagitannins, and ellagic acid. They also provide vitamin K and the essential mineral manganese. Giving us many reasons to enjoy eating them.
In nature, they also provide many animals with these essential nutrients to help them survive in the wild. So if you are looking for a healthy alternative from sugary snacks, they make the perfect berry to enjoy.
Hi Bush Blueberry
The Hi Bush Blueberry species is a common variety native to North America, which can grow in some different climates. It typically grows to between 6 and 12 feet high when it is mature. The entire blueberry tree will usually be about as wide as it is tall, which allows it to put out quite a bit of its fruit. This is one of the reasons why the plant is highly sought after by growers and cultivars.
There are many different varieties of the Hi Bush Blueberry, many of which that have widely different harvest seasons. The Duke and Patriot varieties often have early harvest seasons. The Aurora and Darrow types usually will have later harvest seasons. The plant typically grows best in wide open areas, where it can receive more sunlight. It also tends to prefer acidic soil that is well drained. The plant is very hardy so that it can be grown in some different climates.