I remember walks up Pendle hill when I was a child and eating bilberries as we were walking along. I've not seen any for years now. Sad, as they are lush.
Happy cooking JL.
Wild blueberries in Maine grow on low bushes and are tiny but flavorful. High bush blueberries - the commercial crop - are also good but not so intense in flavor. It was Miss Elizabeth White of White's Bog (commercial cranberry grower here in New Jersey) who first cultivated blueberries. She was looking for an income producing crop at another time of year than cranberries. It was in 1916 when the first cultivated blueberries were offered for sale.
I'm working on a sour cherry jam with lime zest, lime juice, and lavender sugar. I think it will be good.
||they are both the same family but afai (now) k our side of the pond has a different collection of wild cousins to your side|