Frost on blueberry plants, New Brunswick, Canada
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A burst of flavours
Blueberry plants make for a good investment as they have a lifespan of at least forty years. In North America, this time of the year is ideal for planting blueberry bushes so they can yield sweet and tangy berries by the time summer rolls in. That said, planting the bushes throughout the year can also be beneficial as the berries ripen year-long, churning a variety of flavours ranging from sweet to spicy. The plant thrives best in moist, acidic soil with a balance of sun and shade. Do blueberries grow in India? Not naturally, but Blueberry farming has kicked off on a small scale in India, with huge future potential, thanks to the plant’s many health benefits.