Coming from the genus Vaccinium, the Blueberry species are native only to North America. Blueberries begin pale green, as they ripen they turn a reddish-purple. Finally, we get the deep indigo color when fully ripe.
Blueberries start to ripen in June and will peak in July. We wait until the last minute to pick our berries when the greatest amount of sugar is stored. This leads to some of the sweetest berries in Oklahoma.
Blueberries usually have a shelf life of 10 to 14 days when unwashed. They can be stored even longer by creating jellies or freezing them. Be sure to handle the fruit gently to avoid bruising. This bruising shortens the life of the fruit and depletes the sweet taste.
It’s important to store your berries loosely in a container that allows air circulation and the berries underneath won’t be crushed. Before eating, make sure to wash your berries gently in cold water.
Blueberries are not labeled as a ‘super food’ for nothing! They contain a high concentration of nutrients and antioxidants that your body craves. Help get your daily value of:
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
Blueberries contain anthocyanis and various other phytochemicals that have a possible role in the reduction of inflammation and some types of cancer. We grow our berries in the most natural way possible to ensure you get the max level nutrition out of each one!