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Varieties Lowbush blueberry, highbush blueberry, rabbiteye blueberries
Packing 340 grams clamshell cartons
Storage 2 to 4 degrees Celsius
Size 0.6 to 1.3 cm
Availability June to August
Transportation conditions 2 to 4 degrees Celsius
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Morocco blueberry a crown forming woody, a perennial shrub in the family Ericaceous grown for its fruits, berries of the same name. The blueberry plant possesses oval or eggshaped leaves which grow alternately on the stem. The stems or twigs are yellow or green in colour. Flowers are bell-shaped and can be either white or pink occurring in clusters of 8 to 10 flowers. Berries are dark blue has semitransparent flesh with tiny, soft edible seeds. Blueberries have a crispy ‘bite’, and they are sweet and juicy. Blueberries are used for preventing cataracts and glaucoma and for treating ulcers, urinary tract infection (UTIs), multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, colic, fever, varicose veins and haemorrhoids. Blueberry is also used for improving the circulation of blood and a laxative.

 High bush blueberries were first cultivated in morocco around the beginning of 20th century and have since been commercialized. Today morocco blueberries are mostly grown in the northern parts of the country near Lalla Mimouna.

The following are varieties of Morocco blueberry; 

  1. Low bush blueberry variety; are shorter bushes, than their high bush counterparts, growing under one and a half feet generally. These types of blueberries need little pruning. An example is a Top Hat which is a dwarf.
  2. High bush blueberry varieties; they grow between 5 to 9 feet in height. They require the most consistent pruning of the blueberry varieties. Example of cultivars includes blue crop, blue gold, blue ray, due, Elliot hardy blue.
  3. Rabbiteye blueberries; they grow between 6 to 10feet in height; they thrive in areas with long, hot, summers. Many of the old cultivars of this type have thicker skins, more obvious seeds and stone cells. Examples include tifblue, powder blue and Brightwell. 

Morocco blueberry thrives in moist, well-drained, acidic soil in a sunny sheltered spot. The soil pH should be ideally between 40 and 50. They should be planted as early as spring if available 1 to 3 years old plants are the right choice.  Organic matter is mixed in the soil before the blueberry plant is set to the soil; blueberries are typically ready for picking between June and August. Two-year-old blueberries should start to bear within a year or two, when ready should fall off your hand. They should be stored or transported in temperatures of 2 and 4 degree Celsius. Blueberries are packed in one-pint clamshell cartons that hold 2.25 cups of blueberries and weighs about 340 grams morocco is ranked 22nd in the export of  blueberry globally  it exports most of its blueberries to Europe

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