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Bluecrop Blueberry

Bluecrop blueberries

Bluecrop blueberries

Bluecrop blueberries

Bluecrop blueberries

Bluecrop is the most popular blueberry variety in the world! This spreading Northern Highbush variety grows upright and open. At maturity, it stands at about 5 to 6 feet tall with a spread of 3 to 4 feet. The Bluecrop prefers rich soil, constant moisture, and good drainage. But be careful: Bluecrop has shallow roots, so tread gently if you have other plantings in the area and weed carefully.

Sun Exposure

  • Full sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 4.5 to 5.5

Hardiness Zones

  • 4 to 7


  • 3′ to 4′ apart


  • Water deeply 1-2 inch per week during the growing season
  • Keep the soil moist but not saturated


  • Mid-Season
  • Excellent flavor
  • Berries are resistant to cracking
  • Drought-tolerant

Have you grown Bluecrop blueberries? If so, please tell us about your experience with this variety of blueberry.


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