If there are two fruits Maine is known for, it’s blueberries and apples. Luckily, we’ve got both. I’d say there are two or three blueberry bushes and about seven apples trees here on our property. The previous owner did a wonderful job of getting things planted and letting them grow. I’m not sure we’ll get any apples because I only saw a few blossoms, but I’m fairly certain we’ll see some ripened blueberries.
A day after we moved in, the previous owner came by to see how we were doing. He walked around the property with us and talked about the house and the land and the history of it all. When we got to the blueberry bushes, he explained that they used to grow blueberries like wildfire, but ever since they got “witch’s broom (some sort of disease),” the berries stopped growing. We accepted that fact and transferred our hopes elsewhere.
Well, the blueberry bushes are growing. They are really growing nicely and getting rather large. Here, take a look:
Guess what else is growing nicely and rather large? Yes, blueberries themselves:
We only have blueberries on one bush, but they are all over it. I couldn’t believe it when I saw them because I wasn’t expecting any, but I’ll take what I can get. If the birds don’t get them and we can actually pick them and eat them, that would be simply amazing.