What's the difference between wild blueberries and ordinary blueberries?
Wild Blueberries are not planted by farmers. They have been naturally grown in abundance in Maine and Eastern Canada and have so for thousands of years. Wild Blueberries are smaller and rounder than cultivated blueberries. But don't let that size fool you, they pack a powerful punch of flavor and nutrition.
How long does it take to grow a Wild Blueberry?
It takes 2 years to grow a Wild Blueberry! Maybe that's why they taste so good?
How do the Wild Blueberry plants survive the cold winters?
Wild Blueberries have been growing in Maine and Eastern Canada for thousands of years. They are very well adapted for the environment. Most of the plant actually lives underground in a rhizome with just the fruiting parts of the plant going above ground. As it takes two years for one berry to grow, the plant flourishes when it has snow covering it for the winter. Just like you and me, Wild Blueberries can get wind burn in the cold winter months.
Where are your wild blueberries harvested?
Wyman's owns land in both Maine and Canada. No matter what side of the border, they're the same fruit. They've been growing there since before anyone settled the two countries.
Why can't I find Wild Blueberries in the produce section of my grocery store?
As Wild Blueberries only grow in abundance in Maine and Eastern Canada, they can only be harvested one time a year - in August & September. Therefore most of the fruit is frozen, dried, juiced or powdered to ensure year round availability.