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Description

A great blueberry plant for colder climates. Produces big clusters of large, all-purpose berries — perfect in salads or pies, or served with cream. Developed in 1934, introduced in 1941. Cold-hardy. Ripens in July. Self-pollinating, but will yield larger crops if pollinated with Jersey or Earliblue.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink, White
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 4.5 - 5.5
Taste Sweet, Mild
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 4 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 7
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 4 - 6' tall x 3 - 4' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 3 - 4' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Related Assortments

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Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow blueberry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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1 Year Warranty

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Looking for cold climate variety. Already have Jersey as a pollinator.
James M on Oct 8, 2018
Because it is Heirloom. And by coordinating it with some other kinds, I will be able to have blueberries all summer.
Heather B on Apr 6, 2017
Looking for cold climate variety. Already have Jersey as a pollinator.
James M on Oct 8, 2018
because I already have two bluecrop bushes
Ronald L on Jul 7, 2017
Because it is Heirloom. And by coordinating it with some other kinds, I will be able to have blueberries all summer.
Heather B on Apr 6, 2017
Experience with this variety
Jeffrey J on Mar 9, 2017
This is my favorite blueberry for flavor.
Christy J on Jan 10, 2017
This blueberry is supposed to do quite well in Maryland.
Mike R on Jun 16, 2016
I visited a you pic patch in Kansas and this variety did the best.
LARRY D on May 17, 2016
Recommended by another grower.
Donna P on Apr 27, 2016
Have a very old one Did very well (30 Yrs.)
KATHY S on Mar 22, 2016
recommended for Oklahoma by OSU cooperative Extension
SHERRY S on Mar 9, 2016
We have had GREAT success with our Bluecrop Blueberry that we purchased a couple years ago.
Carissa T on Mar 4, 2016
because I already have two bluecrop bushes
Ronald L on Jul 7, 2017
Experience with this variety
Jeffrey J on Mar 9, 2017
I have heard that you want to plant the Blueberry in a container you need to use peat moss, garden soil, sulfur and put mulch on top. I have a patriot and a bluecrop. What proportion of each do I use? And, how do I do it?
Cindy on May 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: First, you should NOT use garden soil in a container. It's far too heavy and the plant will suffocate. A good mix for blueberries is 2 parts potting soil to 1 part Canadian peat, or 1 part potting soil, 1 part shredded pine park and 1 part Canadian peat. If you can mulch with pine needles or pine bark, that is perfect. After 4 weeks, top-dress with slow-release elemental sulfur or Stark Soil Acidifier, according to the package directions.
Do the plants sold in the 1 gallon containers come with any berries on them?
Tatyana K on Feb 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No. Further, it would be bad if they did. The first season, you should pick off all flower buds. The second season, you should do the same if it was a bare root. It isn't fun, but you will be rewarded with a bumper crop in years 3-8. And pruning is essential, with major renovation pruning every 8-10 years.
What varieties of blueberries will set on with shade most of day? Get one to two hours of filtered sun.
Leah N on Jul 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Blueberries require full sun for fruit production. While they will tolerate partial shade, what you describe is full shade. If you want to grow blueberries you will need to pick a sunnier spot.
do you have to spray blueberries for insects, fungus??
Diane E on Oct 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I haven't had to spray, but watch out for the birds eating all your berries! I'll be putting netting over them this season.
What are Bluecrop's chill hour requirements?
Larry C on Nov 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Bluecrop requires a minimum of 800 chill hours, as it is a Northern variety.

Customer Reviews

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Blue crop!
Plants started slow but produced great after they became established. Nice size and quality!
November 15, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Bluecrop and Earliblue plants
All plants are healthy and have set fruit this year. Fence and nets will keep the squirrels and birds away. (:-)
May 26, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Sturdy and Hardy Blueberry
I received this blueberry in late summer, so transplanted into a larger clay pot and compost. By fall planting time, the blueberry had filled the pot with new roots. After planting, I constructed and placed a wire box over the blueberry to prevent winter damage from rabbits and deer. It overwintered well and is growing strong! Thank you, Stark Bro's for such top quality plants!
May 22, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
mediocre at best
Planted immediately upon receipt in soil/compost mix (Ph<5) Mulched with 2 inches of wood chips. Fertilized with Miracid. Survived a mild winter with moderate branch death. Some new growth giving appearance that it may survive.
May 25, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Looking Good
The 3 blueberry plants I purchase all have berries on them and am just waiting for them to ripen up so I can enjoy. They made it through a very cold and snow filled winter and seem to be doing what they are supposed to.
May 24, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
So far so good.
It is growing well. Very little fruit this first year, but looking forward to many years of production.
July 10, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Surviving
Bluecrop Blueberry is one of 3 varieties I purchased. Of the 3, it is doing the best. It will bear a few blueberries this year. I will have to move my blueberry plants out of my pots since they are not thriving. One of my plants that died from a disease, was replaced by Start Bros. But it didn't survive, so I guess this is not the area for that NJ variety.
May 23, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Bluecrop Blueberry
I planted 6 bushes from Stark last spring but only 3 survived. Bluecrop Blueberry is one of them.
June 11, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Bluecrop Blueberry
dug up and moved and is leafing out very hardy recommend highly
May 16, 2016
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Blueberry
No berries the first year but plant looks good this year.
May 6, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago