Chill Hours: 1000+
Bush Habit: Upright, open bush reaching 4'-6' tall with red foliage in fall.
Fruit: Medium large, classically sweet, firm, crack-resistant, light blue berries with good sub-acid flavor.
Facts of note: Bluecrop is considered the best all around variety for adaptability, long production period, high yield fruit and disease resistance. There are other varieties with better ornamental value but few perform better in the garden. Bluecrop is perhaps the most widely planted variety in the U.S. Good for eating fresh, preserves, baking, and freezing.
Delicious, exceptionally nutritious, high in bioflavanoids. Gardeners in warmer climates can enjoy growing blueberries by choosing one of the Southern Highbush varieties. These require fewer chill hours than the Northern Highbush which require over 1000 hours. Consider climate suitability, ripening season and fruit size when selecting varieties and include at least two different varieties for cross–pollination and fruiting (any two varieties will do, regardless of ripening time). Grow in acidic, well–drained soil. Cottonseed meal is an excellent fertilizer for blueberries along with good quality compost and peat moss.
These blueberries are 2 year plants.
Check out our Fruit Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.