Blueberries Threatened by Frost Again
Blueberry from the eastern wilds of North Carolina.
Once again, just as my favorite fruit is in full bloom, we are threatened with frost in Piedmont North Carolina. I was given this plant by my brother (who got it form my father). As a family, we have always enjoyed these blueberries. My father had a large blueberry “patch” and my brother set them out on his property in long rows that gave him a huge crop every year. I have one lonely shrub but I love the fruit. The grocery store berries are tasteless compared to my wild high bush variety (rabbit eye blueberries) with more acid and the twang of the heath family. This one very full and tall shrub bears enough for my husband and me and some birds …..that is, when it escapes these spring frosts.