The Most Popular Variety Bluecrop Blueberry
Northern Highbush, Mid-season
Blue is in all fall long with the Bluecrop Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluecrop'). Known throughout the world as one of the most productive and flavorful varieties, this lovely plant produces fantastic, plump blueberries that are sure to please your palate.
Gardeners across North America admire this disease resistant variety, not just because it's easy to grow, but because it consistently yields high-quality large berries for salad, pies, and jams! In fact, it is the most widely grown blueberry variety in the United States.
Cold hardiness makes growers in Zone 4 happy. And the drought tolerance is also appreciated by the Western and Southern growers of Zones 8 and 9.
This pretty plant produces white bell-shaped flowers in May. These petite, waxy blossoms announce that blueberries are soon to follow. These fresh little berries take about two to three months to mature but should be ripe once August arrives.
Bluecrop was quickly recognized as being very productive with a very large berry. The firm, slightly aromatic and wonderfully sweet fruit was an instant hit with commercial growers and home gardeners alike. A long harvest period lasting up to 2 weeks in the mid-season was also attractive to the home gardener.
Watch out for the birds when it comes time to harvest these yummy berries. The birds love them almost as much you will.
This stately shrub grows upright with open branches and lance-shaped leaves. It makes an excellent border and can add some character to a shrub garden with its ornamental flair.
When winter comes around, the Bluecrop Blueberry will continue to add beauty to your garden with vivid and rich red foliage. After your Bluecrop has been established, it's time to consider pruning. We recommend that you prune your Bluecrop late in its third winter.
Plant your prolific Bluecrop Blueberry in well-drained, wet or medium moisture soil. You'll want to water it frequently since its shallow fibrous roots need lots of moisture. For best results, make sure your Bluecrop gets full sun or partial shade and soil rich with organic nutrients or a quality organic mulch.
Bluecrop requires a pH of 5.5 or lower along with regular application of acid fertilizer to reach its true potential. Grow Bluecrop in the ground in zones 4 through 7 in full sun. In zones 8 and 9 where Bluecrop will do fine, it is best to grow them in containers where the pH of the soil is more easily maintained. In the hotter dryer climates Bluecrop can be successfully grown with protection from the hot afternoon sun.
To further improve your tasty blueberry crop, you'll want to plant a few of these beauties nearby each other. They are self-fertile but the berries are better and more plentiful when cross-pollinated.
So, pull out your apron, and prepare to make some delicious Bluecrop Blueberry dishes. These juicy berries are nutritious and delectable, not to mention high in bioflavonoids. You'll want to gather your recipes for blueberry pie, cobbler, jelly, jam, and syrup because this plant will provide you with ample opportunities to enjoy its scrumptious berries!
- The Most Popular Blueberry Variety
- Produces Abundant, Large Berries
- Red Branches Add Winter Color and Interest
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Vaccinium 'Bluecrop'|
|Mature Height||5 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 6 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|