Description of blueberry
Bilberry is a small perennial shrub, which reaches a height of 15 to 30 centimeters. Stems erect, with many branches, smooth, rhizome long, creeping. Blueberry leaves are light green, are oval in shape. Their length varies from 10 to 30 mm. this shrub Blooms in late may-early June, berries also ripen in July-August.
Where growing blueberries
Growing blueberries in coniferous forests (spruce and pine), however, it can be seen in mixed forests. The slopes of the mountains, and marshy lowlands are favorite places for growing blueberries. This plant occurs almost throughout the European part of Russia, East Asia and North America.
Picking blueberries and storing it
Berry picking begins in July, and only in dry weather. After collecting the berries are poured into a specially prepared oven trays, dried them in a warm well ventilated area, then dried in an oven. Dried berries are great, not only for cooking various delicacies in the form of jellies, compotes and other things, but also for the treatment.
Gorgeous blueberry jam turns out as well as jelly, jams, etc.
To store blueberries and frozen, when frozen it loses only a small part of their useful properties. This requires the blueberries lightly dry, then packaged in bags or special containers, tightly close them and put in the freezer, the temperature is not below minus eight degrees.