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Blueberry, Bluecrop Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluecrop'

Bluecrop Blueberry - Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluecrop'
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Bluecrop is an all-purpose blueberry bush good for preserves, baking, freezing. and fresh eating. Produces big clusters of large berries that are firm and somewhat tart. Ripens every July producing 10 to 20 lbs of fruit. A Northern highbush variety that requires strongly acidic soil. Fiery red fall leaf color. Grows 4'-6' feet tall. 1-year-old, #1 bareroot bushes, 6" to 12". (Zones 4 – 8)

Note: Highbush blueberry plants are self-fertile, but cross-pollination produces a better crop creating larger berries and larger yields. It is best to plant more than one variety with the same bloom time and plant 4 to 6 feet apart. Needs acidic soil (4.0-5.2). Soil acidifier can be purchased from any garden center.

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Zones 4 - 8 Zones 4 - 8
Hardiness Zones 4 - 8
The Bluecrop Blueberry can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Fruit Tree Fruit Tree
Type of tree
Fruit Trees, Shrubs
4' - 6' High 4' - 6' High
Mature Height
The Bluecrop Blueberry grows to be 4' - 6' feet in height.
3' - 4' Spread 3' - 4' Spread
Mature Spread
The Bluecrop Blueberry has a spread of about 3' - 4' at full maturity.
Slow to Medium Growth Slow to Medium Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a slow to medium growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This blueberry does well in full sun.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil

Requires Acidic Soil

Rounded Shape Rounded Shape
Shape
This blueberry has rounded shape.
Attributes

Highbush blueberry plants are self-fertile, but cross-pollination produces a better crop creating larger berries and larger yields. It is best to plant more than one variety with the same bloom time and plant 4 to 6 feet apart. Moderately drought-resistant, requires acidic soil. Can purchase soil acidifier from any garden center.

Description

Bluecrop is a Northern highbush blueberry that produces medium-large clusters of large berries. An all-purpose variety good for preserves, baking, freezing, and fresh eating. Somewhat tart, firm berries ripen every July producing 10-20 lbs. Requires acidic soil (4.0-5.2). Grows 4'-6' feet tall. (zones 4–8)

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Wildlife Value

Produces nectar and/or pollen, thus providing nutrition for bees in early summer.

Leaves

Green spring and summer foliage that turns fiery red in the fall.

Bloom Time

April-May

Fruit Description

Produces big clusters of large, firm, light blue berries that are somewhat tart; good for preserves, baking, freezing and fresh eating.