Q. I buy wild blueberries because I assume they are not treated with pesticides. Am I correct about this?
A. Not necessarily. It’s possible that growers may cultivate “wild” blueberries for the commercial market and they may apply pesticides to reduce weeds or insects. (Here, for example, is some information from the Maine Extension for farmers who want to improve the yield of their wild blueberry crops.
For that matter, wild blueberries growing next to a farm could potentially be exposed to pesticides used on other crops.