Saving Blueberries

Did you know the USDA has an official blueberry genebank? Plants are collected, grown and protected at a USDA Agricultural Research Service facility in Oregon.

Fruit cluster of Draper, a cultivar released by Michigan State University and named in honor of Arlen Draper, a long-time blueberry breeder wtih ARS in Beltsville, Maryland.
Fruit cluster of Draper, a cultivar released by Michigan State University and named in honor of Arlen Draper, a long-time blueberry breeder wtih ARS in Beltsville, Maryland.
courtesy Chad Finn/ Agricultural Research Service