Highbush Blueberry | Vaccinium Corymbosum
The robust blueberry, native to North America, is a member of the Ericaceae family. Like the cranberry, it will only produce a good crop of fruit if it grows in acid, very moist soil in a sunny, sheltered position. This bushy, slow-growing plant can also be grown in a container where it can reach a height of 100 cm (39 in).
It needs large amounts of water and regular feeding especially during the growing season. Because they only produces fruit on one-year-old wood, it is hardly necessary to prune or trim blueberries to keep them to the desired size or shape, although they should be cut back to rejuvenate them after a few years.
They are propagated fromor by division of the rootstock. The vigorous-growing “Bluecrop” and “Cold-traube, the frost-hardy “Patriot” and the compact “Top Hat” are among the most popular varieties. Blueberry is not prone to diseases and pests.