Blueberries are the December Plant of the Month

The UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Office is pleased to announce that the December “Plant of the Month” is the blueberry.

Blueberries are a great source of vitamin C and fiber and contain almost no fat. Research indicates that adding a half cup of fresh blueberries daily to an average healthy diet would double the body’s antioxidant level.

December is a good time to grow blueberries in North Central Florida. Check the Plant of the Month website for information on planting, harvesting, recipes, and more. Listen to the Extension Cord Podcast to get further insights on the Plant of the Month.

The Plant of the Month program is a collaborative effort between the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County, Alachua County Master Gardener Volunteers, Alachua County Public Library, and Working Food. 

For more information, contact the UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County at 352-955-2402. Visit the Extension Office website for additional programs offered by the Extension Office. 

An Equal Opportunity Institution. Extension Service, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Dr. Andra Johnson, Dean for UF/IFAS Extension. Single copies of Extension publications (excluding 4-H and youth publications) are available free to Florida residents from county Extension offices.

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