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northern blueberry

Planting considerations:
They grow well throughout the southern half of New Hampshire and satisfactorily on warmer sites in northern New Hampshire where the planting is protected from prevailing winds and winter temperatures rarely fall below -25°F.

Blue Crop
Bluecrop is one of the best all around blueberry varieties offering consistent yields, high quality, sweet medium-large fruit and disease resistance. Easy to grow, Bluecrop forms a very nice 4 -5 feet tall shrub that offers bright red fall color. Bluecrop is perhaps the most widely planted variety in the U.S. Early-midseason.
North Country
Small to medium size berries that have a slightly wild taste. Self-polinating. Cold hardy.

Mid Season
The plant:
Northern highbush blueberry, Vaccinium corymbosum, is a deciduous shrub native to eastern North America, from Nova Scotia and Ontario south to Alabama, and west to Wisconsin. Plants grow in an upright form, and depending upon variety, may range from 3 feet to over of 6 feet in height. In their wild state, highbush blueberries may be found in thickets near or under wooded areas in seasonally moist soils. This plant grows best in wooded or open areas with moist acidic soils. The dark glossy green leaves are elliptical and up to 5 cm long. In fall, the leaves change to a brilliant red. The flowers are white, bell-shaped, 10 mm long. The fruit is a dark blue to black berry.Highbush blueberries may be found planted as individual specimens, in ornamental landscaping plantings or most often in small, medium or large blueberry orchards.
Highbush Blueberries
Great Northern Berry plants are sold at Wayside Farm in North Sandwich, N.H. Quantities of some varieties
are limited and are subject to current availabilities.

Late Season

Reka
A fast growing and vigorous plant reaching 4′ – 6′ in height. The attractive, large, early producing berries are dark blue in color. Reka is adaptable to a wide range of northern soil types.

Highbush Blueberries The plant Northern highbush blueberry, Vaccinium corymbosum, is a deciduous shrub native to eastern North America, from Nova Scotia and Ontario south to Alabama, and west to Wisconsin. Plants grow in an upright form, and depending upon variety, may range from 3 feet to over of 6 feet in height.