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Wild blueberries in MI?

Wahooty Aug 3, 2011 07:26 AM

I know we produce tons of standard blueberries, but does Michigan produce any wild blueberries?When I say wild, I don't necessarily mean foraged, just the "wild" lowbush cultivar with the tiny berries. They're pretty easy to find in Ontario, but I haven't found them here yet. I miss them!

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    Wooderson RE: Wahooty Aug 3, 2011 07:50 AM

    Check out the Wild Blueberry Festival in Paradise.

    http://www.paradisemichigan.org/blueb...

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      Wahooty RE: Wooderson Aug 3, 2011 08:09 AM

      Oh, this is very exciting! I should have known the UP would come through. Thanks, Wooderson!

    2. yooperprof RE: Wahooty Aug 3, 2011 08:19 AM

      There's a lot of blueberry picking around Marquette. I like to go to Sands Township, which is near K.I. Sawyer Airport in Gwinn. There's also good picking near Hogback Mountain north of town. Right now people are out, but I hear that the berries are small this year.

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        Wakeley Bridge RE: Wahooty Aug 4, 2011 09:17 AM

        I have wild blueberries at my cabin east of Grayling on the Au Sable and many of the trails I walk while fly fishing have blueberries and raspberries along them.

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