Before finding their niche as efficient delivery systems for antioxidants, wild blueberries were known simply as the squishy beads on friendship bracelets. Establish delicious camaraderie with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get three fresh blueberry bushes of differing varieties in 1-gallon containers (a $17.97 value) at Bass Pecan Company’s Canton location. This Groupon must be redeemed within two months of purchase.
A fixture in Mississippi since 1906, Bass Pecan Company harvests a bounty of pecans, almonds, pistachios, and other nuts and offers an array of cooking ingredients, coffees, and fruit plants. Sprout three varieties of spherical wonder with 1 gallon each of powder blue ($5.99 per 1-gallon container) brightwell ($5.99 per 1-gallon container) and premier ($5.99 per 1-gallon container) blueberries. The hybrid powder blue, which blooms mid-season, is distinguished by its powdery blush and alluring manner, whereas brightwell wrestles with the weighty responsibility of being considered one of the top varieties in the world. The larger premier berries, meanwhile, assume the role of gentle giants, only using their bulk to break up arguments or work as bodyguards for accident-prone raisins.