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Common Blueberry vs Blue Crop Blueberry

Vaccinium myrtilloides

Vaccinium x Blue Crop

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Common Blueberry
Blue Crop Blueberry

Common Blueberry isn't as large, pretty, or high yielding as the other varieties we carry. But Common Blueberry is our only blueberry that will survive in plant hardiness zones 1A to 2B. So if you happen to live in one of these zones, this is the variety for you.

Plus, these August maturing berries are wonderfully flavorful and contain more antioxidants by volume than the highbush varieties. They'll give your baked goods a wonderful pop of flavor.

Note: Blueberries require very specific soil conditions. They need well-drained soil with a pH between 4.5 and 5.0. If the starting pH of your soil is between 5.1 and 6.2 you can lower it by adding sulfur. We recommend against planting blueberries in soil with a starting pH greater than 6.2. Please do your own research before buying any blueberry plants.

Blue Crop Blueberry is a high yielding, commercial highbush blueberry variety that is widely planted. If you're lucky enough to live in a suitable climate zone, Blue Crop Blueberry is a great choice. Its very large berries taste amazing. They are very firm and store well.

While this variety is self-pollinating, we recommend pairing Blue Crop Blueberry with Elliott Blueberry to increase the berry production of both varieties.

You must prune Blue Crop Blueberry to maintain its health and productivity.

Note: Blueberries require very specific soil conditions. They need well-drained soil with a pH between 4.5 and 5.0. If the starting pH of your soil is between 5.1 and 6.2 you can lower it by adding sulfur. We recommend against planting blueberries in soil with a starting pH greater than 6.2. Please do your own research before buying any blueberry plants.

COMMON BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

BLUE CROP BLUEBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: yellow, orange, and red
Fall colour: orange-red
Berries: small clusters of blue berries
Berries: big clusters of large, light blue berries
Fruit size: small
Fruit size: very large
Firmness: medium
Firmness: very firm
Flavor: somewhat tart
Flavor: slightly tart, excellent
Harvest: late summer
Harvest: mid summer
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: low
Pollution tolerance: low





Other Names: canadian blueberry, sourtop blueberry, velvetleaf blueberry, velvetleaf huckleberry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no