Blueberries

Months Available: July, August, September

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.

Related Recipes

Frozen Peach Mousse with Blueberry Swirl

A lightened version of a frozen mousse, this beautiful make-ahead company dessert celebrates Ontario Peaches and their happy companions, Ontario Blueberries.

Mixed Berry Salad

Fresh berries are one of Ontario’s sweetest pleasures. They need little embellishment (if any!). Here they’ve been gently tossed with a mint ginger syrup to enhance their flavour.

Fruit Salad with Easy Crème Fraîche

Fresh fruits at their peak need little embellishment. Our quick version of rich, slightly tangy crème fraîche is a perfect topper for the fruit. Any combo of seasonal Ontario fruit will work well.