Blueberry - Bluecrop
Most Popular Variety!
The Bluecrop Blueberry, Vaccinium 'Bluecrop', has a firm light blue medium-sized fruit. This blueberry is considered the best for consistent yields, disease resistance and high quality.
Dainty, waxy, bell-shaped, white flowers appear in May. Flowers are followed by light blue blueberries that ripen in early August.
It displays a fiery red fall foliage, and the reddish stems can be attractive in winter.
Bluecrop is an upright, open growing shrub to 5-6 feet. Very effective when planted in shrub borders or as part of less formal shrub plantings because of its ornamental value.
The most popular variety in North America, it prefers 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.
Prune as needed in late winter beginning in the third year after planting. The blueberry grows best on sites where most other crops fail.
Although blueberries are self-fertile, cross-pollination produces the best fruit crop. Blueberries are delicious, exceptionally nutritious, high in bioflavanoids.
Blueberries are a 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!