The blueberry bush (Vaccinium) is a Native North American Species. Early settlers used the fruit in their diet by incorporating it into a variety of foods and medicine. North America is the largest producer of blueberries and accounts for about 90% of the world’s crops. High bush blueberries are grown in more then 30 states and in provinces like Ontario and BC.

The cultivated blue berry to high bush was the result of early efforts in the 1900’s by Elizabeth White and Dr. Frederick Coville. Over the years, plant breeders have worked to enhance the desired attributes of blueberries such as texture, taste, disease resistance and colour.