The Northcountry Blueberry, Vaccinium 'Northcountry', has an attractive, sky blue colored fruit that is produced abundantly on this low, spreading shrub. It has a sweet wild blueberry flavor, and this fruit is small to medium 1/4" in diameter.
One of the earliest producing blueberry cultivars, it displays a profusion of dainty white tinged pink bell-shaped flowers in spring. It is a vigorous growing cultivar reaching bearing age in 2 years, and the fruits ripen in July. Northcountry has bright red fall colors.
Its dwarf size would make it a nice ornamental plant. It likes an organically rich, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. The shallow, fibrous roots need constant moisture and good drainage. Plants appreciate a good organic mulch.
This small blueberry is very cold hardy, but protect from winter burn, wind and sun. Plant with other cultivars for improved fruit production. Prune early before spring growth. 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!
|Mature Height||3 - 4 feet|
|Mature Spread||30 - 40 inches|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Harvest Period||June - July|
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