Grow Your Own Fresh Fruit!
Blueberries are naturally high in anti-oxidants! Blueberries are extremely nutritious and have a high vitamin content. Excellent in pies and makes delicious jams and preserves. Best of all, bake your own Blueberry Muffins! Very popular and reliable. Blueberries are rapidly increasing in interest. ‘Blueray’ is perhaps the best midseason ripening cultivar for U-Pick growers. This variety is an old favorite. Small, tight clusters of large, medium blue fruit. Fruits are large, some of them an inch in diameter. Flavors of sweetness with a desirable hint of acidity make it a fine flavored fruit. 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. Bright red wood in the winter. Fast-growing.
The Blueberry shrub makes a beautiful ornamental accent with spring flowering on dark green foliage, delicious fruit in summer and fiery red foliage in the fall. The Blueray variety produces high yields of large tight clusters. 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.