Cashwell Blueberry Farm & Nursery, LLC is a State Certified Blueberry Farm and Nursery, located in Garland, North Carolina. Our blueberry plants are taken from cuttings from our own blueberry fields, rooted, then potted in our own nursery, and grown to full maturity. Plants range from one to three years old that are easy to transfer into any backyard garden or farm. We are here to answer any of your questions throughout the year, by telephone or this website, to insure your growing success.
Some of those “home improvement” and big-box stores will sell you an unidentified blueberry plant variety, but we provide secrets to growing blueberry plants successfully with information from our own blueberry farming experience. If you would like to purchase our blueberry plants, depending on availability, please email us with your questions, find us on Facebook or simply call (910) 529-1469. Our potted plants may be picked up by appointment at our farm all year round.
Depending on variety, blueberry bushes typically bear fruit from May through August. This is known as “blueberry season” in North Carolina.
140 grams of fresh blueberries contain 3g of fiber and are low in calories. Additionally blueberries are high in manganese as well as Vitamin K and have a low glycemic load per single 155g serving.
Blueberries, contain anthocyanins, antioxidant pigments and other phytochemicals which may have a role in reducing the risks of some diseases, including cancers. Researchers have shown that blueberry anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, flavonols and tannis inhibit mechanisms of cancer cell development in vitro. At a 2007 symposium on berry health benefits, reports showed consumption of blueberries (and similar fruits including
cranberries) may alleviate the cognitive decline occurring in Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions of aging.
Research at Rutgers has also shown that blueberries my help animal urinary tract infections and helps lower stroke damage. Other animal studies found that blueberry consumption lowered cholesterol and total blood lipid levels, possibly affecting symptoms of heart disease. Additional research showed that blueberry consumption in rats altered glycosaminoglycans, vascular cell components that can influence control of blood pressure. Most of these studies were conducted using highbush, hybrid cultivars of blueberries. Content of polyphenol antioxidants and anthocyanins in Rabbiteye blueberries exceeds the values found in highbush blueberries.