While they may be tiny in size, the health benefits of blueberries make them an excellent source of nutrition for the human diet. In addition to being delicious, the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants contained in blueberries help to fight cancer, support the heart and brain, lower cholesterol, balance blood pressure and more.
Blueberries are considered one of the most nutritious foods you can consume, and so growing them in your garden and having an abundant supply just makes good sense. Eat them fresh off the plant, stir them into cereal or yogurt, or bake them into delicious treats for a nutritious twist on dessert.
Growing blueberries in GardenSoxx® | Plant Family: Ericaceae (Heath)
Nutritional Information For Blueberries
Nutritional Facts - per 100/g
|Nutrient||Amount||% Daily Value|
|Total Fat||0.3 g||-|
|Dietary Fiber||2.4 g||-|
How to Grow Blueberries in Your GardenSoxx®
As blueberry bushes can take several years to produce a harvest, we recommend purchasing a plant from your local nursery that is well-established. While the plants can grow in partial shade, they do prefer full sun and should be planted in well-draining soil as their shallow roots require oxygen to thrive. They do well in soil that is slightly acidic.
Blueberries Seed to Harvest Time: Blueberries can take up to 3 years to produce a harvest when planted from seed.
How to Harvest Blueberries
Once the berries have turned a deep blue and can be removed from the vine with little resistance, they are ready to harvest. Consume within 2-3 days for optimal flavor and freshness - blueberries can also be frozen for long-term storage or made into delicious jam, jelly, or baked goods.