The history of the lowbush blueberry industry in Nova Scotia, 1880-1950
Kinsman, Gordon B.
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Kinsman recounts the establishment of the lowbush blueberry industry throughout Nova Scotia, covering various practices employed within the trade between the years 1880-1950. The author spent years gathering information on a topic in which little had been written on prior to the publication of this book in 1986. Material used in this report was sourced from newspapers, government documents and personal accounts from local Nova Scotians. Topics include: • Common species of the wild blueberries in Nova Scotia • The development of the wild blueberry industry • The cultivation of the wild blueberry plants • Shipping and marketing • Examples of wild blueberry culture and folklore From a cultural standpoint, “The history of the lowbush blueberry industry in Nova Scotia 1880-1950”, outlines the beginnings of the wild blueberry industry, which remains an important and valued part of Nova Scotian heritage.
Kinsmen, Gordon. The history of the lowbush blueberry industry in Nova Scotia, 1880-1950. Truro, NS: Nova Scotia Dept. of Agriculture & Marketing, 1986.