Pink Popcorn™ Blueberry
Pink Popcorn™ Blueberry is a hardy northern high bush blueberry is a more compact grower than other varieties, and bears pink fruit that ripens very early and continues until to midseason. The medium sized, cream to pink berries have a darker pink blush, and offer true blueberry flavor and aroma. At a mature size of 5’H x 5’W, Pink Popcorn® can be planted in rows, or incorporated easily into the landscape, where its leaves offer red fall color. Pink Popcorn® is self fertile, but will produce a larger crop of berries if planted in proximity to another early season variety. Like all blueberries, Pink Popcorn™ prefers an acidic soil with adequate moisture.
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Latin Name: Vaccinium corymbosum
Site and Soil: 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained, acidic soil.
Rootstock Description: Self-rooted
Pollination Requirements: Partially self-fertile. Plant two varieties for greater fruit production.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 20° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 5 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: July
Fruit Size: Medium
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.
Yield: 15-20 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Blueberries are not bothered by pests or diseases. Scare birds away with Mylar Flash Tape or deter them by covering your plants with netting.
USDA Zone: 3-8