1. Bluecrop: A classic blueberry variety, well-suited for sauces due to its high sugar content and intense flavor.
2. Duke: Duke blueberries have a lower sugar content than some other varieties but still make a great sauce due to their firm texture and tart flavor.
3. Bluejay: A mid-season variety with large, juicy berries that are great for making sauces due to their sweet flavor and high natural pectin content.
4. Jersey: A popular variety for desserts and sauces, Jersey blueberries have a rich flavor with a slightly spicy undertone, and are known for their high yields.
5. Elliot: Late-season Elliot blueberries are small but packed with flavor, making them ideal for sauces that require intense berry flavor.
6. Reka: A juicy variety that is perfect for making smooth, silky sauces, Reka blueberries have a sweet-tart flavor and bright color.
7. Legacy: Legacy blueberries are well-suited for sauces due to their high natural pectin content and sweet-tart flavor. They also have a firmer texture than some other varieties, which helps thicken sauce naturally.
8. Aurora: A newer variety with a firm texture and sweet flavor, Aurora blueberries are perfect for sauces where the fruit needs to hold its shape and texture.
Dr. Sarah Smith is a blueberry expert and author of BlueberryExpert.com. She has been growing and studying blueberries for over 20 years. Her research has focused on the different varieties, growing techniques, and nutritional content of blueberries. She is passionate about helping people to grow their own healthy blueberries and has been a leader in the industry for many years.