Blueberry Bluecrop

Blueberry Bluecrop

Excellent mid-season variety of highbush blueberry, bearing medium-sized to large, firm, light blue berries with a rich, aromatic flavour and high sugar content. The berries, rich in antioxidants and vitamins, ripen from early August over a long period, holding well on the bush. For the best flavour, pick a week after berries have turned completely blue and are developing a white ‘bloom’; keep picking as the berries ripen. Vigorous, upright bush with open habit; reliable, heavy cropper. Must have acid soil; water with rainwater; mulch with ericaceous matter. Blueberry ‘Bluecrop’ turns a beautiful crimson in autumn.

Site: Fairly sheltered
Soil: Acid (pH 4-5.5), moisture-retentive but well-drained soil; can be grown in pots in ericaceous soil-based compost
Position: Sun or partial shade
Pick: From early August to September
Keep: Berries do not keep, but freeze well
Hardiness: Hardy
Pollination: Self-pollinates, but crops better planted with one or two blueberries of different varieties
Uses: Eating and cooking
Height: 4’–5’ (120-150cm) Spread: 3’3”-4’6” (100-135cm)

Type | Size: Pot | 2L
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