Cricket Hill Garden
Vaccinium, 'Blue Ray' blueberry
Vaccinium corymbosum 'Blue Ray'
Variety description: This mid-season cultivar produces large, crack resistant berries with excellent flavor. Fruit ripens mid-June to early July. Glossy green foliage turns red in autumn, and red stems provide some color in the garden over winter.
Site requirements: Blueberries prefer acidic soil for the best yields. Full sun to partial afternoon shade. Requires moist soil.
Size at maturity: 6-8' in height
Pollination: Self-Fertile. However, planting multiple bushes will increase yield and size of berries.
Pests and diseases: Birds relish blueberries and will strip shrubs clean if they are not netted.
Hardiness: Will grow in USDA zones 5-8.
Plant size: 1.5 gallon pot with a well developed root system. Will likely produce fruit the second season in the ground if given good care.
When we ship: Winter/Spring 2023