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Blueberry ‘Bluecrop’

Blueberry ‘Bluecrop’ produces delicious fruit, naturally high in vitamins and antioxidants. Blueberries are excellent in pies and make delicious jams and preserves. Best of all, bake your own blueberry muffins with fruit fresh from your garden! Aside from its culinary use, Blueberry ‘Bluecrop’ is a beautiful hedge with seasonal interest in the landscape. This productive shrub offers spring flowering on dark green foliage, fruit in the summer, and fiery red foliage for autumn color.

Blueberry ‘Bluecrop’ is an early fruiting variety that produces a heavy crop of light-blue berries full of flavor. It is a vigorous shrub with an upright habit and has good drought resistance. Like all blueberries, it must have moist, acidic soil to flourish.

Plant Details +

Botanical Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluecrop'
Cultivator Type Highbush
Common Name Blueberry 'Bluecrop'
Family Ericaceae
Height 4-6'
Spacing 3-4'
Hardiness Zones 4-7
Exposure Full sun to partial shade
Foliage Large, dark green
Fruit Light blue berries
Harvest Midsummer

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Prepare the ground well before planting. Blueberries prefer an acid soil. In alkaline soil, add ammonium sulfate for best results. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. When planting, add generous amounts of peat but no fertilizer. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Blueberries can also be grown in large pots and containers if compost is used. Prune in winter, cutting out dead or damaged branches. In spring, feed with sulphate of ammonia, sulphate of potash, bonemeal and top-dress with compost.

Pests or Diseases: No serious insect or disease problems. You can protect fruit from birds with netting.