Maximize your space with fruiting plants in a modern Edible Landscape. Whether you incorporate Blueberry Bushes in your landscape design, or enjoy them in a container on your balcony—you'll love growing your own fresh ingredients steps from your kitchen!
One of the best varieties for reliable, large harvests of sweet and tasty fruit is Bluecrop Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluecrop'). With a convenient concentrated ripening time, mid-season Bluecrop delivers pounds of fresh fruit in only a few "pickings".
Medium-large, firm berries are exposed outside the foliage. Watch in wonder as your bushy Bluegold ripens from bell-shaped blooms in spring to blueberries in mid-season.
Well-known for superior fruit quality, go ahead and eat your fill fresh. Add to your bowl of oatmeal or Greek Yogurt with a drizzle of locally sourced raw honey.
Save some for baking. Gain serious brownie points at the office with fresh, homemade muffins.
Amaze the guys and gals at the next coffee klatch with an old-fashioned slump or cobbler. Or prep, then freeze pies for "on demand" desserts any time of year.
You'll also want to freeze bags and bags of berries for the taste of summer in your blended smoothie. Recent studies have shown that these tasty small fruits can help you lose that stubborn abdominal fat; along with a host of other health benefits.
They are elegant plants, as well. You'll love their good looks from the beautiful white blooms, attractive foliage, large clusters of sky-blue berries and glowing gold fall color.
People rave about the sweetly balanced taste of Bluegold berries. Their well-deserved reputation as a prolific variety is something to brag about.
Although they are self-pollinating, you will get a larger crop with partner plants nearby. Try an early season Jewel and a late season Elliot for a long season of fresh fruit.
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You'll want to get your soil tested, if you'd like to grow Bluegold in the ground. They have a specific soil pH requirement on the acidic side between 4.5 to 5.5.
If there are Piney woods near your home, or you see the brilliant spring display of Rhododendrons or Lupines in the wild, you'll probably be just fine.
Otherwise, you may have soil that is alkaline. Grow Bluegold in exterior containers and control the soil environment.
Why not try a long row of Blueberries in matching containers along your patio? You'll spark conversation and boost your food security at the same time.
Take a look around your neighborhood.
Are the cute newlyweds down the street really ripping out their foundation planting to put in Blueberry plants, Serviceberry and Aronia bushes with a Peach tree as an anchor? Yes...they are.
Edible Landscaping is a huge garden trend that will only get bigger. Take advantage of the beauty and bounty delivered by Bluegold.
Create a hedgerow by planting four to six feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.
Enjoy the glowing, golden fall foliage. Plant them to the west of your patio to catch the final rays of the day. You'll feel like a satisfied king overlooking his realm, as you relax on your lounger.
Have more questions? Check out our Garden Blog and watch expert video advice on our YouTube channel. You'll learn a lot about caring for Blueberry bushes with our team.
Bluegold performs best in full sun to partial shade. Give it at least four hours of direct sun a day, with a preference for morning sun.
Well-drained soil is critical. Plant in a raised bed if you need to improve the drainage of your site. Or, use them in containers.
Ensure their shallow root system has the space it needs to grow by selecting a wide pot. Drill extra drainage holes and raise up the pot on bricks or clay feet.
Fill containers with a soil mix for acid loving plants. Add 25 perfect pathway bark or peat moss. Mulch with pine straw or bark.
Give plants a moderate amount of water on a regular basis, especially during fruit development. We recommend collecting rain water for Blueberry bushes. It is neutral pH.
In early spring, fertilize with a formula for acid-loving plants according to the directions on the label. You'll want to test to ensure you maintain acidic soil.
Most importantly, give Bluegold Blueberry a place of honor in your space. Enjoy those firm, tasty berries!
|Botanical Name||Vaccinium corymbosum 'Bluegold'|
|Mature Height||3 - 5 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 - 5 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Bloom Period||Early Spring, Late Spring|
|Growing Zone Range||4-8|