Blueray is a northern highbush cultivar that makes a great cross-pollination partner for other highbush varieties. It has sweet, light blue berries that are ripe for picking in early to mid-July. These plants top off at 5 to 6 feet and have a 3- to 4-foot spread. Be forewarned: Blueray is known for being especially prolific. Too much of a good thing can stress the plant, so it needs regular pruning.
- Full sun (six to eight hours)
- 4.5 to 5.5
- 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
- Strong berry flavor and aroma
- Produces an abundance of fruit that can stress the plant
Have you grown Blueray blueberries? If so, please tell us how you ensured a successful crop.