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Blueberries in Australia

Blueberries are a native fruit of North America. The species comes under the genus Vaccinium which includes around 450 evergreen and deciduous shrubs. Three varieties of blueberry species have been identified; Highbush, Lowbush (wild) and Rabbiteye. Highbush varieties can be broken down into either Southern Highbush or Northern Highbush. Lowbush blueberries

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The History of Australian Blueberries

Australian blueberries were first grown commercially in Victoria in 1974. Plantings began a decade later on the North Coast of New South Wales. In 2004, the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, from Coffs Harbour to the Queensland border, produced over 75% of Australia's blueberries on three major farms.

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Blueberries Around the World

Some content goes here about the state of blueberries in other countries - not too much detailed info but general enough for the public and non-members. There is a section in Members News for detailed info about industry issues in other coutnries under World Industry News.

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