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.

Horticulturist Donna Marshall measures blueberry firmness to determine the correlation between fruit firmness and susceptibility to fruit splitting.
Horticulturist Donna Marshall measures blueberry firmness to determine the correlation between fruit firmness and susceptibility to fruit splitting.
courtesy Peggy Greb/ Agricultural Research Service