Botanical: Vaccinium corymbosum Top Hat
Cultivator Type: Lowbush
General Characteristics: Blueberries are delicious, exceptionally nutritious and high in bioflavanoids. Top Hat Blueberry simply has to be seen to be believed. Here is a beautiful, mound-shaped, compact shrub that is ideal for containers and small spaces, loaded with so many flowers in spring it looks like a white-flowering heather, followed by hundreds of delicious full-size blueberry fruits that make it doubly decorative. Top Hat is also becoming a favorite of bonsai enthusiasts, since the plant so easily allows itself to be restricted in a bonsai dish and shaped into a decorative bonsai accent, even flowering and fruiting as a bonsai accent. Developed from a breeding program at Michigan State University by one of the country's leading blueberry specialists, plants are cold hardy and easy to grow. Round, firm, flavorful fruits are a dark-blue just like those you find in the stores - perfect for fresh eating, making jam and baking into muffins or pies. YOU CAN PROTECT FRUIT FROM BIRDS WITH NETTING.