Blue Crop Blue Berry (Vaccinium corymbosum)
Blue crop blue berry botanical name is vaccinium corybosum. This plant belongs to the family of ericaceae. It grows to the height of 4-6feet and spreads to 4 feet. When planting one is advised to space 4-6 feet in order to allow it spread well without congestion and food competition.
It needs full sun to grow well and it is self pollinating. But it is advisable to cross pollinate them in order to get big and large berries. Planting different varieties in one season of bloom is also very ideal. The soils should be acidic, moist, organic and well drained. The pH of the soil should be 4.5 to 5.5 and the reason why the soil should be drained is to avoid roots rot.
The growth rate is medium. The blueberries must be pruned during winter when the bushes are dormant. During this time of winter, you will discover that the flower buds are easily seen when the blue wood is around a year, but pruning is encouraged at this stage to allow it regulate crop load for the next year.
Blue crop blue berry’s fruits ripen in mid season around July and one can take several weeks to harvest them. Most of the people use machines to make the work easier. These fruits are used to make pies due to their high sugar contents, used as preservers, baking freezing and even fresh eating. The harvest is full and heavy.
The good thing about this tree is that it is drought resistant so it can be grown at any season. When planting a person should be keen to get the ones that are free from insects and pests. The ones that are propagated from mother plants or stock plants are good since most of them are free from insects and pests. But in case the tree is attacked by pest and insects, using pesticides is recommended.