- 4 x 2.5kg/cardboard box
The blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) is native to North America and introduced to Europe in 1920.
If we are speaking about blueberries in commercial terms, than we are speaking about wild or about cultivated blueberries. The wild blueberries, are most of the time the lowbush blueberries. The term ‘wild’ can be misleading, because the plants are still pruned, kept plague-free etc. This blueberry (7-12 mm) has an intense colour (high amount of anthocyanins) and a more profound taste than the cultivated blueberry. Wild blueberries are ‘cultivated’ mainly in Canada and in some European countries (Estonia, Lithuania, Russia and Poland).
The cultivated blueberries, or the highbush varieties, have a bigger size (> 12 mm), a less distinct taste and are more sweet than the wild blueberries. The origin of our cultivated blueberries are mainly Poland and South America (Argentina and Chile). For some food products (like cake) the cultivated blueberry is requested because of their less strong colour, so the colour leak into the product is less.