Blueberries are naturally high in antioxidants! They are extremely nutritious and have a high vitamin content. Blueberries are excellent in pies and make delicious jams and preserves. Best of all, bake your own blueberry muffins! Blueberries are rapidly increasing in interest due to their reliability and health benefits. ‘Bluecrop’ is an early fruiting variety which produces a heavy crop of light blue berries that are full of flavor. It is a vigorous shrub with an upright habit and has good drought resistance. Like all blueberries, it must have moist, acidic soil to flourish. Even without the added bonus of delicious berries, it makes an attractive deciduous shrub with white flowers in spring and striking autumn colors.
Blueberries are considered a beautiful productive hedge with spring flowering on dark green foliage, delicious fruit in summer, and fiery red foliage for autumn color. The ‘Bluecrop’ variety is vigorous and has dense foliage.
Set plants out as early as possible in the spring. Prune branches back about 1/2 their length at planting time with no further pruning required the next 3 years. Prune annually thereafter during the dormant period.