Blueray Northern Highbush Blueberry is a deliciously sweet and crack resistant berry. In the Fall the foliage turns from dark green to vibrant shades of autumn.
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Latin Name: Vaccinium corymbosum
Site and Soil: Prefers full sun and well-drained, acidic soil.
Pollination Requirements: Partially self-fertile. Plant two varieties for greater fruit production.
Hardiness: Hardy to -15° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 6-8′ height and spread.
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: July
Fruit Size: Very large
Yield: 15-20 lbs.
Care: Blueberries prefer acidic soil (pH 4.5-5.5). Fertilize in early spring with a granular or liquid acid fertilizer. In late winter prune out any dead branches. After harvest, prune non fruit-bearing branches, leaving new branches to fruit the following season.
Pests & Diseases: Blueberries are not bothered by significant pest or disease problems. Scare birds away with Mylar Flash Tape or deter them by covering your plants with netting.
USDA Zone: 5