The Bluecrop Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum '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 Blueberry is an upright, open growing shrub. It's very effective when planted in shrub borders because of its ornamental value.
Bluecrop Blueberry is 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.
Although blueberries are self-fertile, cross-pollination produces the best fruit crop. For Bluecrop, try Elliott as a partner.
Blueberries are a gourmet treat that may be eaten fresh or used in cobbler, cake, sauce, jam, jelly or syrup. Blueberries are delicious, exceptionally nutritious, high in bioflavonoids.
Birds love blueberries so be sure to plant enough to share!
|Botanical Name||Vaccinium corymbosum|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Bloom Period||Early Spring|