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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Recent Examples on the Web Shrubs planted included speckled alder, service berry, sweet pepperbush, elderberry, highbush blueberry, and bayberry, and varieties of holly, dogwood, and choke cherry among others. BostonGlobe.com, 8 July 2021 Southern highbush blueberry varieties, such as Cooper, Gulfcrest, Blue Ridge and Cape Fear, may also be planted. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, 3 Feb. 2021 But one highbush blueberry can only successfully cross with a small handful of other blueberry species. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 20 June 2020 In the 1850s, Thoreau charted when Walden Pond’s highbush blueberry first flowered. Washington Post, 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, 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, 14 Mar. 2017 Northern highbush blueberries grow best in USDA Plant Hardiness zones 4-7. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, 14 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of highbush blueberry

1852, in the meaning defined above

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“Highbush blueberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/highbush%20blueberry. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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