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Blueberry, BluecropVaccinium corymbosum 'Bluecrop'

Blueberry, Bluecrop—Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluecrop'

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: Zones 4 - 8
The Bluecrop Blueberry can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. (see map below)

Fruit Tree
Fruit Tree

Type of tree:
The Bluecrop Blueberry falls into the following type(s): 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.

More Info
More Info


The Bluecrop Blueberry can be expected to grow in the zones shown on this map.

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)

Learn more about planting and caring for blueberry bushes.

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.