highbush blueberry

noun

Definition of highbush blueberry 

: a variable moisture-loving North American shrub (Vaccinium corymbosum) that is the source of most cultivated blueberries also : its fruit

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In the 1850s, Thoreau charted when Walden Pond’s highbush blueberry first flowered. Washington Post, "Looking for signs of global warming? It’s all around you," 19 June 2018 The dramatic change is happening right in front of us.’’ In the 1850s, Thoreau charted when Walden Pond’s highbush blueberry first flowered. Seth Borenstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Looking for signs of global warming? They’re all around you," 19 June 2018 Set lowbush blueberries two feet apart, highbush blueberries six feet apart, and rabbiteyes fifteen feet apart. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Your Guide To Growing The Most Delicious Blueberries," 14 Mar. 2017 Northern highbush blueberries grow best in USDA Plant Hardiness zones 4-7. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "Your Guide To Growing The Most Delicious Blueberries," 14 Mar. 2017

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1852, in the meaning defined above

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