Another one for you G

September 8, 2013 by dave   Comments (1)

:) Found these growing on an empty plot thought they were Blueberries but not quite the same where flower was + inside not creamy coloured bur dark red and not as sweet. Leaves are very similar. Could they be Billberries?

Colour wise they look like bilberries BUT bilberries are low growing bushes (usually found growing wild on upland heaths/ moorlands). Blueberries are a hybrid cultivated species. Bilberries produce singular berries (not clustered as blueberries are), they are also a lot shorter than your photo would suggest. The leaves are also different to those in the photo.

I would suggest that what you have there is a variety of blueberry. Blueberries are a cultivated hybrid of three native American species, so there are variations. Bilberries and blueberries are close relatives in any case.

I hope that helps!

BigGee 1442 days ago

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