Vaccinium corymb. Brigitta blue
‘Vaccinium corymbosum Brigitta Blue’ is an American blueberry, also known as blueberry. The shrub has thin branches and small fresh-green leaves. The fruits are firm, light blue with a good flavour. They can be picked in mid-July to mid-August. Fresh blueberries can be kept for a week and you can also freeze them. The blueberry blooms in clusters and the flower is white cream to pink in colour. Flowering is in the first half of May. This plant is completely self-pollinating and needs almost no care. The berries are not very attractive to birds, but sometimes covering the plants may still be necessary. ‘Brigitta Blue’ is a species that does well in almost all soil types. Blueberries have medicinal properties. This is because the berry contains anthocyanin, a substance that gives the berry its blue colour. This substance has a good effect on heart and blood vessels. Among other things, the dye can reduce fat accumulation in blood vessels, thus improving blood flow. In addition, blueberries contain antioxidants. These play an important role in the ageing process. Antioxidants work to reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol and protect against various diseases, such as cancer. Few foods contain more antioxidants than blueberries. A super healthy berry!