Higbush 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, throughselective reproduction of the native dwarf blueberry. This is a magnificent shrub that yields superb large berries, but its hardiness must be considered before purchasin. Bes performance requires three cultivars.


Light blue, firm-fleshed, fine-tasting berries harvested in July and August. Shrubs reach 1.5 metres at maturity and yield about 65 berries per cup. This cultivar is considered the best variety in terms of production. It thrives in sandy, well-drained soil. It is a hardy plant suitable for zones 4-8. It is a mid-season plant that seems resistant to disease. Il is suitable for mechanical harvest.