They have a small scar after picking.
The bush is upright, though it can spread somewhat. It is not only cold hardy, but even requires at least 800 cold hours during the winter.
The bush needs 2 to 3 pickings to harvest the berries. Liberty Blueberries grow in loose clusters that detach easily, so machine harvesting is possible.
Very high in antioxidants.
Liberty Blueberries have good storage life after harvest.
Liberty Blueberries were developed at Michigan State University, USA by Dr Jim Hancock from a cross between Brigitta and Elliott blueberries and released in 2003. During development, it was referred to as “MSU 58.”
Liberty Blueberries were named after Liberty Hyde Bailey, a 19th century horticulturist who had studied at Michigan State University.