Bluecrop Blueberry Bush
|Soil Type||Acidic, Well Drained|
|Mature Height||3-4 Feet|
|Mature Width||3-4 Feet|
|Shipping Restriction||AZ, CA, OR, WA|
The Bluecrop Blueberry bush is a Northern High bush variety that grows well in the North Eastern US and throughout zones 4a to 8a. This self-fertile blueberry shrub is hardy and disease resistant. It is a trusted and high quality variety that is great for desserts and preserves. Grow your own healthy fruit with the Bluecrop Blueberry plant. This hardy blueberry offers a heavy yield of plump, delicious blueberries that are packed with nutritional benefits.
This variety boasts a large berry, up to 1/2 inch in diameter, that is highly resistant to cracking. Pretty and petite, white flowers decorate this attractive shrub in spring. This mid-season blueberry produces ripe berries in July.This shrub grows 5 to 6 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide and has dark green leaves. In fall the Bluecrop Blueberry offers beautiful red leaves. Red stems add color to a boring winter landscape. The Bluecrop Blueberry bush makes a great landscape shrub.
The size of this bush, its shrub-like habit, and its lush foliage make it a unique landscape specimen. It can be used alone as a focal shrub or planted in a group with other blueberry plants. Planting with other blueberry bushes will increase your fruit yield. The Bluecrop blueberry bush makes a distinctive, low maintenance hedge you will love to have in your landscape. Stagger the Bluecrop with the Jersey for variation and enjoy the higher production that results from cross-pollination.
Combine two needs in one with the Bluecrop Blueberry bush. You can enjoy tasty, home-grown fruit and fill in your landscape with an attractive plant. Blueberries enjoy full sun and well-draining, moist, acidic soil. Fertilize with our slow release fertilizer when planting and in spring for best results. Prune in late winter to invigorate your plant.
While the Bluecrop blueberry does not require a pollinator to produce fruit, planting with other Highbush varieties like Blueray or Jersey will increase yields through cross-pollination. Pick healthy berries from your own backyard! Order a Bluecrop blueberry plant today before they are gone!
Grow your own fruit!
Self Pollinating - only 1 plant required
Mid season blueberry harvest with high yield
Make a unique, flowering hedge with edible fruit
How Big Do These Blueberry Bushes Get?
4-6 feet tall in height and up to 4 feet wide.
How To Plant A Bluecrop Blueberry
A potted or bareroot approach can be used in combination with well drained, acidic soil that has a ph level of 4.5 to 5.5.
How Far Apart Should These Blueberry Bushes Be Planted?
Anywhere from 2 feet apart to 6 feet apart depending how close you want them to be to eachother at maturity. Plant closer for tightly knit rows or farther apart for stand-alone blueberry bushes.
When planting your Bluecrop Blueberry be sure to choose the right location and conditions for your new plant to thrive. Spring and fall are ideal times to plant.
Blueberry shrubs thrive in full sun and well-drained, moist, acidic soil. Blueberries grow best in a pH of 4.5 to 5.5. If you have alkaline soil, be sure to amend your soil. To acidify your soil, amend with compost, elemental sulfur. Mulching with pine straw or pine bark will help over time as they begin to break down, but are not an immediate solution. To improve drainage in something like a heavy clay soil, add compost and be sure to loosen up the soil well before planting. Water deeply when planting and 2-3 times weekly for 3 months while your Blueberry plant is establishing. During the growing and fruiting seasons, a blueberry will do best if the soil is kept moist. Adding a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch is highly recommended for Blueberry bushes. Mulching helps to maintain soil moisture and gives added protection during extreme temperatures. Fertilize when planting and in spring with our balanced, Very Berry fertilizer. Blueberries grown in containers will need fertilized 3 or 4 times per year during the growing season as nutrients leech out of the pot when you water. Prune your Blueberries in late winter to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches and to maintain size. The Bluecrop Highbush blueberry bush does not require a pollinator to produce fruit. However planting with other Northern Highbush varieties like Blueray or Jersey will increase yields through cross-pollination.
The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. The biggest pests of blueberries are birds. You can put up bird netting to protect your crop. If positioned properly, this is an extremely effective deterrent. Most insect pests feed on the leaves of blueberries. You can treat most of these pests naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap. Blueberry Bushes can occasionally encounter fungal issues. Generally, treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection. Neem Oil is an organic method of treating and preventing some fungal diseases and pests. The entire shrub must be coated in order for this method to be effective.
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