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Highbush blueberry 'Bluecrop'

Vaccinium corymbosum

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Bluecrop is a variety of Highbush blueberry which is a member of the Vaccinium family. Its botanical name is Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluecrop'.

Bluecrop has attractive, creamy, white flowers in spring and bronze coloured leaves in the Autumn.

Great for cooking and eating fresh. Ideal for containers. Abundant fruit.

A perennial, Normally growing to a mature height of 91.0 cm (2.96 feet), Bluecrop grows with a shrub-like habit.

Be aware that Bluecrop Highbush blueberry typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.

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How to grow Bluecrop

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Prefers well drained acidic soil in full sun or part shade. Plant in a pot with ericaceous compost if your soil is not suitable. Water with rainwater. Shelter from cold, drying winds. Protect the fruit from birds.

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water often. Bluecrop is generally regarded as a hardy plant, so this plant will grow or become dormant during the winter. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 4 - 8 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Bluecrop needs a peat-rich soil with a ph of 4.8 to 5.2 (moderately acidic soil to weakly acidic soil).

Growing Bluecrop from seed

Transplanting Bluecrop

Remove the plant from it’s pot and soak the roots in a bucket of water for 1 hour. Dig a hole, or select a pot wide enough to be able to spread out the roots, and deep enough so that the old soil mark on the stem is at the same level as the ground. Place centrally in the hole and refill with a mix of soil and compost. Firm down and water well.

Bluecrop is hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Bluecrop

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in mid summer.

Other Names for Highbush blueberry 'Bluecrop'

Blue crop, blue huckleberry, tall huckleberry, swamp huckleberry, high blueberry