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Brain berries

Blueberry label

Common name: Blueberry

Botanical name: Vaccinium corymbosum

Family: Ericaceae

Aspect and soil: Sun to part shade; well-drained, organically enriched, acidic soil

Climate: Cool to subtropical

Habit: Perennial shrub

Propagation: Hardwood cuttings, layering

Difficulty: Easy

Blueberries are delicious balls of sweetness power-packed with antioxidants. Their dark skin is so rich in disease-fighting compounds that, among other things, a handful of blueberries a day is

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