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Blueberry is a plant of the heath family, the closest relative of the bilberry. This berry is known for its medicinal and taste.
The taste is slightly outperformed bilberries, but its fruit is 1.5-2 times larger and reach a size of a ripe cherry. It has a hypo- allergenic properties, improves eyesight and slows down the aging process in the body, normalize digestion and stools, strengthens the walls of blood vessels. Fiber of blueberry perfectly cleans the intestines. Blueberry contains large amounts of vitamin C and antioxidants that effectively prevent the development of cancer cells.
Blueberries are growing like branched bushes to look like bilberries, height of 30-50 cm, though some varieties reach a height of three meters. Plant performance and ease, almost susceptible to diseases and pests. The life of a bush can reach of 100 years. The plant is self-pollinating, but the planting of providing cross-pollinated crop yield increases almost in two times. Blueberry begins to bear fruit for 3-4 years and regularly gives abundant harvests, especially in the rainy summer. Yield, depending on the variety ranges from 1.5 to 10 kg per bush.
Blueberry harvest is in late summer, as they mature. Berries tolerate frost well and can be stored frozen for one year. The refrigerator can be kept up to two weeks in a tightly sealed container. The juice from the berries is better to use fresh, because it is not stored for a long time. Blueberry juice is also suitable for the production of home-made wine.