Dayton’s Annual Blueberry Festival
Held on 2nd or 3rd Saturday in July. See calendar.
Celebrating everything blueberry!
Blueberry Pies & Baked Goods
Local Food Vendors
Samples in the Market
CHOOSING YOUR BLUEBERRIES
Decide if you want a low growing half-high for the foundation planting or a larger Northern highbush for the garden or a spot in the landscape where a larger bush is desired.
Depending on the variety, blueberries bear from early July through September in northern Ohio. Select varieties that will provide a continuous bounty of fruit through the whole season and remember that it is better to plant two varieties for the best pollination.
FRUIT TASTE & SIZE
Our chart (below) gives and indication of each varieties berry size and taste. The size of berry will depend on your desired use which might be large berries for pies, jams, jellies or fresh eating, while smaller berries would be better for blueberry muffins and pancakes
Other selection considerations are fall color desired which range from red, orange to yellow and the color of the woody stems from burgundy, red to yellow. Although most flower colors are white, some varieties have colorful hot pink flowers that fade to white