Blueberry taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Blueberry fruit (Vaccinium myrtillus) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Blueberry as it is a combination of genus (Vaccinium) and species (V. myrtillus). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Dillenhidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Blueberry is Ericaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Blueberry
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Blueberry that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Blueberry Facts are:
- National blueberry month is July as blueberries are harvested in July.
- They are the official berries of Nova Scotia, Canada.
- Blueberries are used as natural food color and can protect you from memory loss.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Pink Lemonade, Bluecrop, Bluejay, Blueray, Bonus, Duke, Elliott, Jersey, Nelson, Northland, Patriot, Sierra, Spartan, Northcountry, Northsky and Premier and Climax. It is not available in seedless variety.