Aurora

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Highbush Blueberry

Unlike the dwarf blueberry, which grows in clusters, the corymb blueberry is bushy, which makes it perfect for row cropping, and its berries are 3-5 times larger. Initiated in Quebec during the 1960s, production has developed rather rapidly over the past ten years. Hybrids were developed by the USDA during the first half of the 20th Century, through selective reproduction of the native dwarf blueberry. This is a magnificent shrub that yields superb large berries, but its hardiness must be considered before purchasing. Best performance requires three cultivars.

Aurora

Licensed Variety

This cultivar grows to 1.5 m, is highly productive, and yields good-size, very firm, acidulous, fresh and tasty berries at a rate of about 75 per cup. The plant seems resistant to leaf and root diseases. Hardy plant suitable for zones 4-8, ideal for extending harvests to late fall. Can be stored over long periods at controlled temperatures. It is suitable for mechanical harvest.