Need more reasons to love blueberries? They might be small, but they’re mighty in benefits ranging from boosting our brain power to helping us fight cancer. These are just a few of the benefits they offer:
Blueberries are members of the Ericaceae family, which includes rhododendron, azalea, Indian pipe, heath, cranberry, and huckleberry. Most members of this family need acidic soils for good growth and reproduction. We have very acidic soil here in West Viginia and at Floral Acres, we take advantage of that to grow these beautiful bushes. We grow Highbush varieties here at Floral Acres Blueberry Farm, and currently feature seven different species. Highbush blueberries are the species most commonly grown commercially.
Floral Acres Blueberry Farm, was founded originally by our late matriarch, Mrs. Roberta Koblank and her family. After relocating from Miami Florida to West Virginia in the late nineties, she started the farm out as a daylily breeder and nursery. After many years devoted to growing and hybridizing daylilies, the family switched over to growing and selling blueberries. They learned the natural acidity of the West Virginia soil, is optimal for growing premium varieties of blueberries.
Floral Acres Blueberry Farm is now run by her daughter, Dinah Campi and her family. Five generations later, the tradition continues to be passed down to her great grand children. West Virginia has blessed us with beautiful natural conditions that have allowed us to now have approximately 3,500 blue berry bushes and counting. We invite you to come and enjoy Floral Acres Blueberry Farm with your friends and family.