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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Hardiness Zones 4 - 8The Bluecrop Blueberry can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Type of treeFruit Trees, Shrubs
Mature HeightThe Bluecrop Blueberry grows to be 4' - 6' feet in height.
Mature SpreadThe Bluecrop Blueberry has a spread of about 3' - 4' at full maturity.
SunThis blueberry does well in full sun.
Requires Acidic Soil
ShapeThis blueberry has rounded shape.
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.
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)
Produces nectar and/or pollen, thus providing nutrition for bees in early summer.
Green spring and summer foliage that turns fiery red in the fall.
Produces big clusters of large, firm, light blue berries that are somewhat tart; good for preserves, baking, freezing and fresh eating.
Rate of growth refers to the vertical increase in growth unless specified differently. Rate, as is true for size, is influenced by numerous variables such as soil, drainage, water, fertility, light, exposure, ad infinitum. The designation slow means the plant grows 12” or less per year; medium refers to 13 to 24” of growth per year; and fast to 25” or greater.Manual of Woody Landscape Plants, by Michael Dirr.