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Latin Name : Vaccinium ...
Blueberries are shrubs varying in size from 10 cm tall to 4 m tall.
The smaller species are known as "lowbush blueberries", and the larger species as "highbush blueberries".
The leaves can be either deciduous or evergreen, ovate to lanceolate, and from 1-8 cm long and 0.5-3.5 cm broad.
The flowers are bell-shaped, white, pale pink or red, sometimes tinged greenish.
The fruit is a berry 5-16 mm diameter with a flared "crown" at the end; they are pale greenish at first, then reddish-purple, and finally turn blue or dark purple on ripening.
They have a sweet taste when mature, with variable acidity.
The blueberry season typically runs from May to October, peaking in July
Blueberries are used in jellies, jams, and pies, baked into muffins, and are an ingredient of many other snacks and delicacies.
Plant two varieties for better pollination.
Plants require little care, except adequate moisture and well-drained, acid soil.
Brilliant fall color and intense green spring foliage make blueberries an attractive landscape shrub or hedge.
Plant on 6 ft. centers for bush planting or 4 ft. centers for hedge.
Blueberries require minimum pruning. Prune low branches to raise fruit off ground and to facilitate mowing under plants. Remove excessive and weak branches. Head back tall shoots on mature plants to keep size to desired level.
Spacing 6' x 10 '
Soil PH 4.5 - 5.5
Moisture Requirement High
Pruning Requirement Low
BRIGHTWELL - Tall and spreading growth. Large, firm fruit with little to no picking scar. Midseason variety, ripens early-mid June. One of the most popular varieties.