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The ‘Blueray’ Blueberry is a very popular home grown fruit!
A home garden favorite, the 'Blueray' Blueberry will grow to heights of 5 to 6 feet and the same in diameter.
With ‘Blueray’ in your garden, you'll be in good company; it's one of the most popular home grown blueberries throughout the northeast and midwest. Who can resist the mouthwatering sight of blueberry bushes covered in powder-blue fruit? Make this blueberry a tasty and attractive addition to your garden!
It is a heavy producer of high quality large, powder-blue berries with outstanding dessert flavor. Pink tinged flowers are followed by the edible, sweet, round, deep blueberries that are 1/2 inch across.
This deciduous shrub is dense with an upright, multiple-branched growth habit. It is dependable and has winter hardiness; similar to the ‘Bluecrop' but a bit sweeter.
A low maintenance shrub, the 'Blueray' blueberry grows best on sites where most other crops fail. It performs well on loose textured soils--mixtures of sand and peat are best. It prefers an organically rich, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. ‘Blueray’ is a midseason blueberry that ripens early August.
The foliage on this plant adds a brilliant color to your landscape when it turns burgundy red in the fall.
Prune as needed in late winter beginning in the third year after planting. Although blueberries are self-fertile, cross-pollination produces the best fruit crop.
Blueberries are delicious, exceptionally nutritious, high in bioflavanoids. Considered a gourmet treat, the small fruits 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!