blueberry varieties

Summer is a “berry” good season for Michigan fruit. The state leads the nation in growing blueberries, producing 109 million pounds in 2010. Michigan’s strawberry production will never outpace California’s production, where more than 80 percent of the U.S. crop is grown, but Michigan farmers produced 2.9 million pounds of strawberries in 2010, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data.

Feb 8 2012

A small blue orb is bringing a bit of MSU green to the southern Korean Peninsula.

Four blueberry varieties -- Draper, Liberty, Aurora, and Huron -- have been sublicensed by Goodman Partners, LLC, a South Korean company, through Hortifrut, the company that holds the exclusive license on the varieties in Asia. This is the first time that MSU blueberries will be grown in Korea.