Early Blueberry of Alaska

C: Eudicots } O: Ericales } F: Heather Family } G: Vaccinium } S: Early Blueberry

Common Name: Early Blueberry
Latin: Vaccinium ovalifolium
Other Names: oval-leaf blueberry,
Consumption: Edible


Early blueberries are edible and delicious. A favorite for berry picking.


Early blueberry are found throughout Southeast Alaska and coastal south-central Alaska. Usually growing in somewhat shaded areas, though they can easily be found on an open sub-alpine brushy hill-side.