The blueberry is one of about 50 edible berries that grows up here in Alaska. The blueberry bush is small, about 2 feet in height, and grows abundantly in many parts of the state. The Denali Borough is known for excellent blueberry picking and during August, the Parks highway is lined with people picking the fruit. A number of people from Anchorage and other parts of the state stay at Cantwell RV park for the purpose of getting their fruit.
The Alaska blueberry is smaller and more tart than its eastern counterpart, but also delicious. Blueberries are used in a variety of dishes, such as blueberry pie, muffins and blueberry buckle and are also used to top oatmeal and yogurt. And, of course, they can be eaten as is.
This year, the berries are already ripening, so come on up to get some fruit!!