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State Dessert - Blueberry Pie

Blueberry pie imageIn 2011, the Maine State Legislature designated blueberry pie, made with wild Maine Blueberries, as the official state dessert. Wild blueberries are harvested from late July to early September in Maine.

Blueberries — Blueberry plants are plentiful in Maine because their hardy nature allows them to withstand the harsh weather and rough soil that are common in the rural parts of this state. With over 98% of the nation's low bush blueberries harvested in Maine this fruit has become one of Maine's larger exports. Blueberries are commonly used in jams, jellies, pies and fruit salads. For more information about Maine blueberries, check out http://www.wildblueberries.com