blueberry 'Bluecrop'

blueberry Bluecrop - mid-season fruiting

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Buy blueberry 'Bluecrop' blueberry Bluecrop - mid-season fruiting: A tasty mid season variety

This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: prefers moist, well-drained, acidic soil or ericaceous compost in a pot.
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Considered by many to be one of the most reliable croppers, this mid-season cultivar produces high yields of large, delicious fruits that are ready to pick in mid-summer. The vigorous bushes have an upright habit and show a good resistance to disease.

  • Garden care: Prepare the ground well before planting. Blueberries can also be grown in large pots and containers if ericaceous compost is used. Prune in winter, cutting out dead or damaged branches. In spring, feed with sulphate of ammonia, sulphate of potash and bonemeal and top-dress with ericaceous compost.

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Notes on blueberry 'Bluecrop'

"Use rainwater for watering, as this is more acidic, and keep soil moist, especially when fruits start to swell"

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Sweet and plentiful


I now have 2 of these as they produce more blueberries. Had a bumper crop of lovely sweet blueberries. Fine in pots,good health care instructions.




Nice, but smaller crop for us (first year)


Bought 3 different blueberry plants - Bluecrop was the smallest of the 3 and produced the least fruit this first year. Healthy plants, arrived as a good size last Autumn. Beautiful in the Autumn as the leaves changed then fell. Hardy last Winter needing little attention in a pot. Planted in a bigger planter in the Spring with ericaceous compost. Delicate white flowers attracted bees. We fed with ericaceous feed through Summer and only used rain water (as our tap water is hard). We netted to protect the fruit from birds (to avoid upset if we lost our small but precious crop). Tiny loss from caterpillars but we garden organically. Bluecrop ripened with fruit in August (Berkshire). Easy to grow, even for a beginner like me, in a planter with ericaceous compost. Smallest crop of the 3, with 15 berries this summer (to be honest I was only expecting a dozen blueberries from each plant, so pleased with 15 and it only seems small compared to the other 2 plants). Looking forward to more fruit next year as the plant grows (fruits on old wood I believe so expecting more each year). Very happy with both plant and service!


Reading, Berkshire


Lovely, full of sweet fruit


Brilliant. We have this in a large pot in a sunny but sheltered area and it's produced a lot of fruit for a relatively small plant. The fruit is sweet and juicy. The plant has looked after itself with my 12 year old taking responsibility for watering it.




Excellent first year, More to come.


Plant arrived in excellent condition and produced a good number of sweet, tasty fruit in the first year. Looking forward to more in its second season.

Sue M



The birds loved them unfortunately.


Edible berries




I'm waiting...


Used in patio trough. Healthy plant supplied. 45cm high. 4 branches.




Fab blueberries


Really good healthy plant, delicious fruit. Grew very well










I recommend this product


Nice compact potted plant received wrapped perfectly and well watered and protected for transport.


South West


Slowly but surely?


This blueberry plant was spoiled to death. Special potting compost, etc. Produced 2 berries during the season.





4.5 10


I would like to plant two blueberries in a raised bed. I am assuming it will be better to use a liner and ericaciohs compost, but how deep does the bed need to be? Or will they cope without a liner into the natural earth beneath the bed ( fairly clay is) if the bed itself is filled with the right compost?


Hello there If the raised bed is 45cm deep or more that should be ok without a base using ericaceous compost. Hope this helps.

Vegetable suggestions for a shady veg. garden! Hello I have raised beds for veggies in my new garden. One bed gets sun most of the day whilst the other gets only a little sunshine .Could you please help with a list of fruit and veg to grow in each of them. Many thanks


Hello There, I'm afraid you will have trouble getting a bumper yield of any of the edible crops if the bed receives little sun, as most of them need full sun. Ones that tolerate some shade include radish, potato, borage, horseradish, blueberry, blackberry and tayberry - all the others will flourish in the sun. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Blueberry plant in pots? Hello I have just taken delivery of three blueberry bushes and would like to plant them up into pots, but I am not sure what size pots I should use, or should I plant them on into larger pots at a later stage? Can you advise me please? The plants I have are "Nui," "Bluecrop" and "Ozarkblue". I realise they need ericaceous compost. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Many thanks Anne

Anne Meyjes

Hello Anne, You can either pot them up into an intermediate sized pot initially (say around 35-40cm diameter) and then move them up to a largish pot (around 60cm+) in a year or two, or pot them straight out into the larger pots. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Blueberries in a pot..... Next year I want to grow Blueberries in a tub - 'Bluecrop' looks good. Do I need to have more that one plant for fruit? And what size tub would be suitable? Thanks Kath

Kath Scott

Thanks - I'll sort the pot out and then place an order. Kath

Kath Scott

Hello Kath, These plants are self fertile so they do not need a pollinating partner, although you will often get a bigger crop if they do have one. You should aim to get a pot at least 60 x 60cm and fill it with ericaceous compost. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Fruit trees for north facing wall? Hello, I would like to grow some small fruit trees in containers against a north east facing wall. Any advice on what varieties would suit these conditions? Many thanks, Tammy


Hello Tammy, I'm afraid most fruit needs a good amount of sun to flourish, so this a north-east wall is really not an ideal spot. I don't think any of the trees will thrive, however you could try either Blueberries or a Tayberry. I'm sorry not to be more help.

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Blueberry plants Hi I have 2 Blueberry plants,- can you give me any help as to how I can grow more berries, and how do I protect them through the cold winter? Thank you Mary

mary curreri

Hello Mary, The plants are fully hardy so you don't need any protection in the winter. If you want to push the plant into producing more fruit, then you could feed them with Sulphate of Potash, which will give them a boost. I hope this helps, Helen Plant Doctor


Where are the blueberries? Please can you give me some advice about my Dad's blueberry bushes. They have been in the ground for several years but to this day no fruit. Do they not like being in the ground? My Dad is all for digging them up but they do look very healthy. Many thanks.

Julia Conway

Hello There, There are a number of reasons why plants don't flower or subsequently go on to produce fruit. These include too much shade, not enough water or nutrients, or pruning at the wrong time of the year. I am not really sure why your Dad's have not produced fruit, but you can often give them a bit of a push by feeding with a high potash fertiliser.

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Blueberry bush Hi everyone Can you recommend which Blueberry bush would be the best to grow in a container and give an abundant crop with good flavour and disease resistant. ... not asking too much I hope. Thank you Kim

Kim Knight

Hello Kim, The best one for a container would be the Vaccinium corymbosum Bluecrop, as it is not too big. It will also produce a bumper crop of delicious berries. I hope this helps. Helen Plant Doctor

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Has my Blueberry bush died? I purchased from you last spring a Blueberry. It arrived in good condition and after planting in a suitable sized pot it grew and thrived - and even produced some blueberries. I understood this to be hardy, but in the autumn it lost all its leaves. What's gone wrong?


Many Blueberries are deciduous, so they do lose all their leaves in the autumn and don't put on new ones until the spring. This is a natural part of their life cycle and won't affect their long term health and vigour. Therefore, I would not give up on yours just yet, but do keep a look out for new growth in the spring.


What soil for my Blueberries? Can you tell me what soil type is best for growing Blueberries?


Blueberries prefer moist, well-drained acidic soil, but they will grow in sandy or normal soil too. In a pot, your best option would be ericaceous compost.


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