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Elizabeth Coleman White
Elizabeth Coleman White

Elizabeth Coleman White (1871-1954) was a New Jersey agricultural specialist who was one of the first to commercialize blueberries. For other uses, see Blueberry (disambiguation). ...


She grew up on her father's cranberry farm in the New Jersey Pine Barrens and developed an interest in commercial agriculture. In 1911, she became interested in blueberry propagation and, using her father's farm in Whitesbog, New Jersey, she collaborated with Federick Coville to develop a commercial blueberry based on the wild varieties. They developed a commercial variety in 1916. Species Vaccinium erythrocarpum Vaccinium macrocarpon Vaccinium microcarpum Vaccinium oxycoccus Approximate ranges of the cranberries in sect. ... The Mullica River in the New Jersey Pine Barrens Pine barrens, also known as pine plains, sand plains, pinelands, pine bush, and pitch pine-scrub oak barrens, occur throughout the northeastern U.S. from New Jersey to Maine (see Atlantic coastal pine barrens) as well as the Midwest and Canada. ...


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Elizabeth White and Historic Whitesbog, Burlington County, New Jersey (1086 words)
Elizabeth White was the first to use a cellophane wrapper, a clear plastic covering that was put over the small baskets of blueberries when they were shipped to stores for sale.
Elizabeth Coleman White died at the age of 83 on November 11, 1954 at Whitesbog.
Elizabeth's idea for cultivating the blueberry probably came from her grandfather, James Fenwick, who was one of the first to cultivate the cranberry in the mid 1800's.
Elizabeth White and Historic Whitesbog, Burlington County, New Jersey (1714 words)
This article is an excerpt from the 1981 Unpublished Manuscript on the History of the Whitesbog Cranberry and Blueberry Plantation, Burlington County, New Jersey prepared for the New Jersey Conservation Foundation by William C. Bolger.
Elizabeth devised a plan to tap this knowledge in order to locate the best possible plants in the area, in effect, to locate the one bush out of 10,000 having exceptionally fine characteristics for propagation.
Miss White was also acquainted with Elizabeth Kite and the sociological research she had conducted in the Pine Barrens.
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