Unlike the dwart 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 wields superb large berries, but its hardiness must be considered before purchasing. Best performance requires three cultivars.
This mid-season, medium productivity plant will grow up to 4-5 feet. The powder blue, mid-size berries are firm, subtle tasting, and sweet. Yields about 76 berries per cup. Berry bunches can be left on the shrubs for a long time without altering quality. Berries can be eaten fresh. Excellent hardiness for zones 4-8, and suitable for mechanical harvest. Up to 70% of the berries can be harvested on the first run, and a second run completes the harvest.