Grow your own fresh fruit! Blueberries are trouble-free and last a lifetime with very simple care, yielding up to 8 lbs. of fruit per bush early to late spring. Blueberries offer so many health benefits. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and are also high in fiber. Recent studies have shown that blueberries top the list in antioxidants, disease fighters that also help slow down the effects of aging. Their nutritional value and decorative appearance of the foliage each season can't be beat. Blueberries prefer sunny spots but will grow in partially shaded areas. Blueberries are delicious eaten fresh, are excellent for jams and jellies and are easy to grow.
About this Variety
Vaccinium corymbosum Bluecrop, known as a highbush blueberry, produces light blue blueberries which ripen in the summer.
- Non GMO
- Self pollinating
- Great source of antioxidants
- Easy to grow and trouble-free
- Excellent ornamental addition for planting among flowering bulbs and perennials
Grows 36-60" tall
Plant 24-36" apart with the root ball even with ground level
Hardy in zones 5-8
Plant blueberries in the spring after the danger of frost has passed. Blueberries prefer well drained, acidic soil with pH levels of 4.5 to 5.5. To plant: Remove the blueberry plant(s) from packaging. If the roots are dry, soak the roots no more than two hours before planting. Do not submerge the plant. Soak roots only. Find a full sun location that receives 6+ hours of direct sun per day. Dig a hole slightly larger than the spread of the plant's root system. Place the plant in the center of the hole. Spread out the roots and back fill with soil. Firm the soil around the roots as you back fill. Water thoroughly at planting and as needed during the growth process. Add 2-3" of mulch to conserve moisture.
Pruning: The first year, remove most of the flower blooms as they appear. In future years, blueberry plants should be heavily pruned each year to avoid over-fruiting which results in small fruit size or poor growth. Every year remove low growth around the base and remove dead wood. Aggressive, annual pruning will produce healthier, more vigorous plants and more fruit production. Self-fertile, but cross pollination produces a better crop.