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 from cuttings or 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.

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07. April 2014 by admin
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