Blueberry - Brunswick
The Brunswick Blueberry, 'Vaccinium angustifolium 'Brunswick', is a variety that has small, sky blue berries that are firm and flavorful. It is a lowbush variety that makes a 1 - 2 feet dense ground cover if planted in groups. The beautiful densely foliaged plant turns brilliant red or orange in the fall. The flavor is similar to wild blueberries.
The Brunswick Blueberry was originally from Nova Scotia but grows vigorously in zones 3 - 6 here in the U.S. It likes an organically rich, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.
Annual pruning is not necessary but they do respond well if two-thirds of the growth is sheared back every second or third year in late winter.
Although blueberries are self-fertile, cross-pollination produces the best fruit crop.
Blueberries are delicious, exceptionally nutritious, high in bioflavanoids. Blueberries are a delicious gourmet treat that may be eaten fresh or used in cobbler, cake, sauce, jam, jelly or syrup. Birds love blueberries so be sure to plant enough to share!
|Family||Vaccinium angustifolium 'Brunswick'|
|Mature Height||1 - 2 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 feet|
|Zones||3 - 6|
|Mature Form||Small Upright|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fall Color||Red Orange|