Nov 4, 2011

1923 July ---- Picking Blueberries in the Triangle Field with Miss Lizzy's Franklin in the background

The birthplace of the domesticated high bush blueberry.

Miss Lizzy's Franklin and the packing shelter are in the upper right hand corner of the picture.

In 1916 bushes grown from seed by F.V. Coville in greenhouses located in Washington D.C. produced a crop of blueberries that we're sold to the public. The parents of these bushes were the same species Vaccinium corymbosum, but from different States. One from down the road called the Sooy named after Zekel Sooy who found it and the other found by Coville called the Brooks after the owner of the farm where it was found. Click Here to meet Zekel Sooy.