This berry is widespread in Russia and Ukraine. Its in abundance are sold in supermarkets, but much more pleasant to collect it themselves. But you need to know, in which places grows blueberries and when it is time for her collection. About this talk.
Growing blueberries – habitat in Russia and Ukraine
Blueberries in large quantities grows in the European part of Russia, but more in Karelia, Pskov and Arkhangelsk regions. As for Ukraine, the most widespread berry in the Carpathians, Volyn, Ternopil, Zhytomyr, Sumy and Lviv regions and in the North of Kiev and Chernigov regions.
Because blueberries grow in the forest, its cultivation is difficult. For proper growth and development, plants need certain weather conditions. In the forests in the territories under these ideal conditions. But on the dacha to grow blueberries you are unlikely to succeed.
Look for the berry needs in forests and forest edges, where the sun actively heats the earth. Mostly blueberries chooses coniferous forests, but deciduous it can be found, although much less frequently.
Loves blueberries and marshland. By the way, be careful – often in places under bushes like blueberry to relax the vipers. Also do not forget about other safety precautions in the forest – closed scarves and clothing to prevent tick bites.
To gather the berries, you have to stoop and squat, as in Russia and Ukraine grow low bushes of blueberries. They are rarely above half a meter. The berries are bluish-black in color, sweet in taste with little acidity.
While gathering blueberries
The time of ripening of the first berries of blueberry falls in the middle of July. However, she falls massively in August. Sometimes, if the year issued harvest, the harvest continues until the middle of September.
The benefits of blueberries
Blueberries – a powerful homologisation of the body. Its regular use improves the blood supply to the eye, so the retinal tissue regenerates faster.
Blueberries are a rich source of anthocyanidins, the most powerful antioxidants. And flavonoids, contained in the structure, raise the level of glutathione is the defender of the nervous system.
Just half a Cup of blueberries a day prevent the development of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Blueberries also reduces the level of cholesterol in blood, strengthens blood vessels and prevents heart disease. Here is such a magically-useful berry!