The Pioneer high bush blueberry was discovered here by Elizabeth C. White and Frederick V. Coville. This bush was the first commercially available domesticated plant that produced uniform blueberries.
Berries from the offspring from the cross between the Sooy and the Brooks grown here were harvested starting in 1916 and sold commercially. These berries were not uniform in taste, color or size. Among the offspring the Pioneer bush was selected because of its characteristics that were desirable to the grower and the consumer.
Click below on the Triangle Field to explore the birthplace of the domesticated high bush blueberry.