It's rapidly becoming a favorite season of the year. Although typically only lasting 6 weeks, Lake County's blueberry season is bountiful.
The state's history of growing blueberries began in the late 1800's. The sweet, tasty crop was one of Florida's tastiest secrets. It wasn't until the 1970's that the current hybrid cultivar blueberry was introduced and by the mid 1980's mass plantings took root in north central and northwestern Florida. The industry has grown ten fold and over the last 30 years, hundreds of small blueberry farms have sprouted throughout the state.