‘Blueray’ is perhaps the best midseason ripening cultivar for U-Pick growers. This variety is an old favorite. It produces high yields of small, tight clusters of medium to large blue fruit. Flavors of sweetness with a desirable hint of acidity make it a fine flavored fruit. Even without the added bonus of delicious berries, it makes an attractive deciduous shrub with white flowers in spring, striking autumn colors, and bright red wood in the winter.
Blueberries are naturally high in antioxidants! This fast-growing fruit is extremely nutritious and has 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.
Like all blueberries, it must have moist, acidic soil to flourish. 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.