Razz Blueberry Bush
Razz Blueberry Bush looks like a blueberry but taste like a raspberry! Robust and hardy Razz produces good yields of medium to large berries, that ripen midseason. Its plump, powdery blue fruits, with unique raspberry undertones in their flavor, are excellent for eating fresh, and for culinary uses.
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Latin Name: Vaccinium corymbosum
Site and Soil: Blueberries like 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 30° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 4-5 ft. in height by 3 ft wide. Upright and robust.
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: July
Taste: Sweet-tart, raspberry-like flavor
Fruit Size: Large
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 significant pest or disease problems. Scare birds away with Mylar Flash Tape or deter them by covering your plants with netting.
USDA Zone: 4-7