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.

ARS researchers in Corvallis, Oregon, are developing and improving blueberries for the Pacific Northwest. Elliott blueberry plants, as seen here, are in full bloom.
ARS researchers in Corvallis, Oregon, are developing and improving blueberries for the Pacific Northwest. Elliott blueberry plants, as seen here, are in full bloom.
courtesy Chad Finn/ Agricultural Research Service