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Blueberry Plants 'Blue Crop'

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Blue Crop is an excellent variety of blueberry in cooler climates, it produces an early to mid season crop of large berries around mid-July. In stock now.

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Grow Your Own Blueberry Bushes

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Blue Crop is an excellent variety of blueberry in cooler climates, it produces an early to mid season crop of large berries around mid-July. Blue crop is self pollinating but will produce larger crops if pollinated by another variety (i.e. 'Berkeley') so bushes are best grow in multiples rather than single bushes.

Bushes grow to 5-6' (180cm) tall so a lot larger than most gardeners realise. Like all heathland plants blueberries require an acid or ericaceous soil. If your soil is not acid blueberries are best grown in large pots filled with an ericacous compost. If your garden soil is acidic (rhododendrons and azaleas will naturally grow well) blueberries make an fantastic fruiting hedge with crops of delicious berries and fiery bright red foliage in the Autumn.

Blueberries contain a plant compound called anthocyanin. This gives blueberries both their blue color and many of their health benefits. Blueberries are very high in antioxidants, contain Vitamin C & K, and dietary fibre that increases digestive health and also increase cardiovascular health.

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Amy Kelly
March 06th, 2021
Very surprised. It was a quick delivery, considering Covid. But both of my blueberries come squished in a box along with the compost I ordered. Luckily a broken branch was the only casualty. However, I have had problems with the particular delivery company that delivered my order before.
AoifeClavin
December 25th, 2018
Quick delivery, plants in good condition
Norman Scott
February 06th, 2018
Excellent value and fast delivery
Alan and Sheena Spencer
November 06th, 2016
The plant was in condition on arrival and waited well until it could be planted. Will only be able to give a better rating once I see it grow!
David Fleming
April 13th, 2016
Delivery from QuickCrop was great. Looking forward to a nice harvest of blueberries from this.
MarkSonnenberg
January 11th, 2016
Looking forward to eating some fresh fruit!
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Asked By David Thomson
on December 08th, 2020
I have ordered one Blue Crop and one Pink Lemonade. I know they are self pollinating but you do say that planting two bushes close together helps with pollinating and produces bigger crops. Are these varieties suitable to do this? Also, would you suggest growing in pots in my greenhouse and planting in the ground this time next year.
Answered by Niall
on December 08th, 2020
Hi David Yes these 2 varieties will help each other with pollination. I find the best way to bring on Blueberries is exactly as you described. Put them in a pot large enough for them to expand a good bit and then plant out next Autumn. That said there is no need for them to go in the polytunnel as they are very hardy and will pollinate better outside Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Darren Sheils
on November 01st, 2020
Hi, I have space in my herb patch to put 2 blueberry bushes. I've dug out thyme and lemon balm to make space. Would it be ok to plant two blueberry bushes here? With the correct soil type added of course. And will the new skill added effect any of the surrounding herbs (Rosemary, lavender, chives, thyme etc)
Answered by Niall
on November 02nd, 2020
Hi Darren No issue following fruit with herbs and they make good bed fellows so work away. Obviously as you suggest make sure to add plenty of Ericaceous compost to the soil for the Blueberries Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Patrick Oconnor
on September 18th, 2020
Sorry Diarmuid can I rephrase the question . If I have a bed filled with ericacious compost for my blueberries does it need topping up with compost/envirnogrind etc or can it be left indefinitely without feeding? Will the veg soil mix alone be acidic enough for blueberries in a separate bed ?
Answered by Niall
on September 21st, 2020
Hi Patrick Over a period of about 6/7 years the acidity will go out of the soil so you will need to add more Ericaceous soil then. I am afraid Blueberries won't come on very well in your normal veg soil mix as the soil really needs to be very acidy Diarmuid Quickcrop
Asked By Patrick Oconnor
on September 12th, 2020
Hi guys how many plants in an 8 by 3 foot bed? I have filled mine with Ericacious compost and put mypex over it Should I refertilise and if so with what? I’ve lots of envirnogrind ready to go Also in a new bed can I useyour veg soil mix or do I need more compost/?
Answered by Niall
on September 14th, 2020
Hi Patrick 4 plants up the centre of the bed. If you have just Ericacious soil in the bed then there is no need to add anything else. For the standard bed if you have Veg soil mix you don't need anything else added as there are plenty of nutrients in this mix Diarmuid
Asked By Viv Brady
on August 02nd, 2020
Hi, when i first looked at your site it said "out of stock but order now for delivery October to March" but when i registered that option is now gone. When can i order?
Answered by Niall
on August 03rd, 2020
Hi Viv We will have blueberries back on the site for sale towards the end of this month for delivery early October Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Kim
on April 02nd, 2020
Hi, I was reading elsewhere it's best to have two varieties of blueberries for better pollination. Which combination of varieties would work well here?
Answered by Niall
on April 04th, 2020
Hi Kim To be honest. Once they are different varieties it doesn't really matter but Berkley and Bluecrop tend to do very well together Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Noreen
on March 13th, 2020
What is the best of year to plant the BlueBerries? You mention it needs acid soil. Does it need alot of sun also?
Answered by Niall
on March 13th, 2020
Hi Noreen Anytime from November to late March early April is the best time to plant them. The need Acidic soil but you can buy this to add to the soil you are planting them in. It is typically called Ericaceous soil and available on our site but in most garden centres. The more sun the plants get the more fruit you will get as a rule Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Adrian Gallagher
on October 02nd, 2019
What size pot do these come in?
Answered by Niall
on October 02nd, 2019
Hi Adrian They can vary. But either a 3 inch round pot or a 4 inch square pot. It depends on stock. The plants are normally 10 to 14 inches high Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Alan Richardson
on August 01st, 2019
What size container would be suitable for your blueberries.
Answered by Andrew
on August 01st, 2019
Hi Alan. Blue berries will grow on to be large bushes so will need a container of 12 to 18 inches deep. They are also acid loving plants so will need ericaceous (acidic) compost. I hope this helps. Andrew
Asked By Rozz
on May 03rd, 2018
Thanks. I thought this but they are in warmer place so hopefully! Another month. Glad to know it's not just me!
Asked By Rozz
on May 02nd, 2018
Hi, Im back with a query about the blueberry plants I received last autumn! I followed all Instructions, thank you! However one plant is flowering slightly and the other one is pretty dormant? Is this normal? I had them on cooler part of garden so gonna move to warmer part to see?
Answered by Niall
on May 03rd, 2018
Hi Rozz Due to the cold Spring so far very little of my own Blueberries are doing much so far and they are well established. Give it another few weeks and if nothing is happening then i will send you on some new plants Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Huw Jones Jenkins
on November 20th, 2017
What is the size of the blueberry plants that you sell? Are they bare-rooted or in pots? How long will it be before they start to fruit? Thanks Huw
Answered by Andrew
on November 20th, 2017
Hi Huw. The plants are anywhere from 14 inches to 18 inches high and are in a pot alright. You will have fruit in year one but only small amounts. By year two you will have a decent amount of fruit.
Asked By Rozz
on September 05th, 2017
Andrew, thanks! I am going to order some now, two for a friend. When you say 12 inch pots, is that diameter or in length? (Sorry if foolish question!) and how much compost would I need on average for four plants in said pots! I want to make sure I order the whole lot together! Rozz
Answered by Andrew
on September 07th, 2017
Hi Rozz. Its actually a good question. 12 inches x 12 inches roughly and you will need about 2 x 50 litre bags of compost to fill 4 of these.
Asked By Rozz
on September 03rd, 2017
Hi, Andrew/Niall! Thanks for all your help to date. If we order blueberry plants, how big should the pots be? Hope this is not a silly question. As by looking at your info, they like acidic soil so in the ground just wouldn't work? Do they cope with the frost? Thanks, Rozz
Answered by Andrew
on September 04th, 2017
Hi Roz. Typically i would put them in 12 inch pots to start off for the first 2 years and then move them in to larger pots after that. You are of course right in relation to putting them in pots with Ericaceous soil and they are fine outside overwinter in the frosts.
Asked By Fiona
on January 11th, 2017
If I were to plant these now, should I expect to have fruit this year or does it take a year or two to yield fruit?
Answered by Andrew
on January 12th, 2017
Good question Fiona. Yes you will get fruit this year. As the plant gets bigger it will obviously give more crop. It normally takes 3 years before the Blueberry plants reaches maturity from when you receive it.
Asked By Rachael
on January 09th, 2017
Can they be planted out right away? Or kept indoors until warmer? I'm a new gardener.
Answered by Andrew
on January 10th, 2017
Hi Rachael. No they can be potted up and planted out straight away as they will be dormant in a pot when they arrive to you so you just pot them on to a bigger pot and put them out.
Asked By John Heinzel
on November 12th, 2015
How old (big) are your plants, and how long do they take to start cropping?
Answered by Andrew
on November 12th, 2015
Hi John. Blueberry lants are 6-10 inches tall and will start cropping late next Summer. I hope this helps. Andrew
Answered by Andrew
on November 12th, 2015
They are six months old and roughly 10/12 inches high. If you put them in this Autumn you will have crop from them in 2016.

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