Sometimes the fact that our endless forests and picturesque mountain slopes are so rich in a variety of berries brings not only joy, but also misunderstandings. For example, confusion in the names. Ever wondered what is the difference between blueberries and blueberries?
Blueberry is a type of shrub of the genus Vaccinium, heather family with berries of the same name...
Blueberry is a berry shrub of the same family and genus. That is, blueberries and blueberries are different species of the same family and genus. Botanists find some differences between them. So, look at the plant: often the blueberry bush is taller than the blueberry bush, so that the blueberry berries almost creep on the ground. The blueberry plant has a stiff, hard stem almost to the top, which cannot be said about blueberries, in which not only the youngest shoots, but often the middle branches of the bush, remain soft. Blueberry has darker stems and darker juice of the berries themselves, while blueberry juice has no color. Blueberries, unlike blueberries, stain your hands and tongue. The berries of both plants taste peculiar, they can be confused, but if you get used to it, the taste is also different. Blueberries are said to be more intense, while blueberries are said to be more neutral, albeit sweeter. The color of the berries may match. But in general, there is a tendency towards a bluish-blue shade for blueberries and almost black, sometimes with a white bloom - for blueberries. You can often find rather large blueberries, which are no longer round, like blueberries, and become elongated and pear-shaped.
- Blueberry as a plant below a bush with softer shoots
- Blueberries are larger, not as dark as blueberries
- Blueberries have coloring properties, but blueberries do not