The wild lowbush blueberry plant, Vaccinium Augustifolium, is for the most part confined to northeastern North America. The principle commercial Wild Blueberry producing areas are Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Maine. Maine is the largest producer representing up to 55 percent of production. Newfoundland is the smallest producer, representing between 1 and 2 percent of North American production.
The large scale commercial development of the Wild Blueberry crops today had its beginnings in the late 1940's and early 1950's. Since then, the industry has steadily expanded.
How the Plant Grows