Pick Blueberries Day

Supriya Jain
Dec 22, 2023 By Supriya Jain
Originally Published on Mar 25, 2022
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Pick Blueberries Day is a fun holiday dedicated to eating blueberries that potentially improve memory and lower blood sugar.

Where is Pick Blueberries Day celebrated?

Pick Blueberries Day is celebrated all over the US, where people enjoy blueberry picking.

Who is Pick Blueberries Day celebrated by?

Pick Blueberries Day is celebrated by people all over the US, specifically by those who love blueberries.

When did Pick Blueberries Day first start?

The exact date is not known, but Pick Blueberries Day might have started in the early 2000s.

Who started Pick Blueberries Day?

Pick Blueberries Day is a part of National Blueberry Month, which was basically founded by the National American Blueberry Council.

Blueberries are rich in antioxidants making them extremely good for health.

History And Timeline

Domesticated Wild Blueberries

Wild blueberries were domesticated after the research done by Dr. Fredrick V Coville and Elizabeth Coleman White's observations.

1900s

Introduction Of Highbush Berries

During the '30s, highbush berries were introduced in Europe.

'30s

Bumper Harvest

About 564.4 million lb (256.5 million kg) of wild and cultivated blueberries are harvested in the United States.

2012

World's Heaviest Blueberry

OZblu weighed a blueberry at 16.2 lb (7.34 kg) with a diameter of 1.42 (3.36 cm) and set a new world record.

2018

Traditions And Customs

The traditions and customs that are followed during this day are to pick blueberries, share them with friends and family and enjoy the goodness of blueberries. People also visit blueberry farms on this day.

Ways To Observe Or Celebrate Pick Up Blueberries Day

You can celebrate Pick Up Blueberries Day by visiting a farm or home garden to pick up blueberries. However, you should always follow the guidelines before picking up blueberries, and they should fall off easily. You can also celebrate this day by planting some blueberries. Try some amazing blueberry dessert recipes too.

Facts And Stats

  • Besides Pick Blueberries Day which is celebrated on 10 July every year, there are other related but separate days such as National Blueberry Day and National Blueberry Pie Day.
  • Pick Blueberries Day is a part of National Blueberry Month, which makes sense since the best time for harvesting blueberries is July-August, with American blueberries being the most popular ones around the world.
  • July 10 is also Don't Step On A Bee Day. Being careful and not harming bees is something to make sure while you're out on a farm, picking blueberries to commemorate Pick Blueberries Day.

What is the significance of Pick Blueberries Day?

Celebrating Pick Blueberries Day provides a wonderful opportunity to have fun with family while picking up healthy blueberries and making and sharing flavorful recipes too.

When should blueberries be picked?

 Blueberry fruits should be picked between the month of June and August; when the blueberries are ready, they easily fall right into your hand with light tugging.

What time of the year do blueberries turn ripe?

Depending on the varieties, blueberries may turn ripe any time from the months of June to September. Thus, it can be concluded that summer is the ideal season.

Can you pick blueberries early?

Ideally, blueberries should be ripe before you pick them. In case you want to taste a sour flavored hard blueberry, you can go ahead.

When Is This Day Celebrated

  • Friday, July 10, 2020
  • Saturday, July 10, 2021
  • Sunday, July 10, 2022
  • Monday, July 10, 2023
  • Wednesday, July 10, 2024

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Written by Supriya Jain

Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

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Supriya JainBachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration specializing in Marketing

As a skilled member of the Kidadl team, Shruti brings extensive experience and expertise in professional content writing. With a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Punjab University and an MBA in Business Administration from IMT Nagpur, Shruti has worked in diverse roles such as sales intern, content writer, executive trainee, and business development consultant. Her exceptional writing skills cover a wide range of areas, including SOP, SEO, B2B/B2C, and academic content.

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