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15195
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H. G. Huntington, a native of New Jersey, has in nine years established the largest blueberry farm in the world. In Pender County, 140 acres of land are devoted to the growing of blueberries, and 12,000 crates - each crate containing 16 pint baskets - are shipped from this farm each year. Huntington's blueberry farms are offering steady fruit, steady employment, and steady income.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 7 Issue 4, June 1939, p1-2, f
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Record #:
28544
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The father of commercial blueberry farming in North Carolina is Harold Graham Huntington. In 1928 before his arrival to NC, blueberries only grew in the wild. By 1939, his Pender County blueberry farm was the largest in the world. Huntington is also responsible for the strains of blueberries which grow best in the state today. Huntington’s history of farming and his involvement in the blueberry industry are detailed.
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30620
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North Carolina typically ranks sixth or seventh among all blueberry-producing states. Ideal locations to grow blueberries are in Bladen and surrounding counties. Experts from North Carolina State University provide tips on how to grow and care for blueberries.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 48 Issue 3, Mar 2016, p14-15, il Periodical Website
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30787
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North Carolina ranks third in the U.S. commercial blueberry production by acreage, and the cultivated fruit crop may become even more important. In 1955, blueberries yielded an estimated $11 million and were marketed as fresh, canned and frozen. Agriculturists are now working to select and breed superior varieties to provide not only a better market product but also hybrid varieties that are drought resistant and useful in erosion control.
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31686
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Since 1967, the North Carolina Blueberry Industry has been sponsoring a blueberry festival the third week in May in the Elizabethtown-White Lake area. The Seventh Annual Blueberry Festival, ranked second in size for festivals in North Carolina, will be held May 15-20. This article discusses the state’s blueberry industry, and the events offered at the festival.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 5 Issue 5, May 1973, p12-13, il, por, map Periodical Website