11 best varieties of blueberries for the Moscow region with photos and descriptions

Blueberry berries are an excellent dietary product, it has been proven to improve metabolism, strengthen the walls of blood vessels, and normalize the functioning of the digestive organs and the heart. Why not grow such a useful berry in your summer cottage?

Blueberries can be planted twice a year: at the end of spring, when the threat of spring frosts has passed, and at the very beginning of autumn, until autumn frosts come. Autumn planting is acceptable for this crop, because the growth of the blueberry root system is very fast and, with proper planting, the seedlings have time to take root before the onset of frost.

To date, many varieties of this plant have been bred, including perfectly adapted for the conditions of the Moscow region. We will recommend you the most fruitful and proven blueberry varieties for middle latitudes (they are mainly derived from its northern tall variety, distinguished by high winter hardiness and relatively late flowering period, but rather demanding on the soil).

Bluecrop blueberry variety (Bleukrop)

Maturing term - mid-season.

 

The bush is upright, strong-growing (1.5-2 m).

 

Berry size - 2 cm.

 

Productivity - 4-9 kg from an adult bush.

For our climate, the variety is considered a reference. It is distinguished by good adaptation to soil conditions, excellent winter hardiness (up to -34 ° C), withstands droughts relatively well, and is resistant to diseases. It grows poorly on wet soils, requires intensive pruning, susceptible to diseases of young shoots. Prone to crop overload. Berries are light blue in color, tart flavor is enough, excellent quality. It is recommended for the fresh use and processing.

Patriot blueberry variety (Patriot)

The ripening period is medium early.

 

Bush srednerosly (1.2-1.4 m) with a slightly spreading crown.

 

The size of the berries is 1.5-2 cm.

 

Productivity - up to 9 kg from an adult bush.

The variety is self-pollinating, however, if there are other varieties on the site that provide cross-pollination, it produces higher and more stable yields. It is distinguished by good adaptation to soil conditions (heavy soils, soils with a risk of overwetting), excellent winter hardiness (down to -35 ° C), resistant to root rot, stem cancer. Requires enhanced pruning and thinning shoots. Prone to thickening and overloading the crop. The berries are light blue, flattened, pleasant taste, good quality. Recommended for fresh consumption.

Variety of Northblue Blueberry

The ripening period is medium late.

 

The bush is powerful, thick, undersized (0.6-0.9 m).

 

The size of the berries is 1.5-1.8 cm.

 

Productivity - 1.5-2.5 kg per adult bush.

Variety is valuable as a berry, and as an ornamental plant. Good as a container culture for the winter garden. Differs in a compressed growing season, excellent winter hardiness (up to -35 ° C). Prone to crop overload - the next year after abundant fruiting, the number of flower buds is normalized by pruning. The berries are dark blue (with a record for blueberry content of anthocyanins), dense, fragrant, dessert taste, good quality, well stored. It is recommended for the fresh use and processing.

Elizabeth Blueberry Variety (Elizabeth)

The ripening period is medium late.

 

The bush is semi-weighty, strong-growing (1.6-1.8 m).

 

The size of the berries - 2-2.2 cm.

 

Productivity - 4-7 kg from an adult bush.

The variety is self-pollinating, however, if there are other varieties on the site that provide cross-pollination, it produces higher and more stable yields. Differs in excellent winter hardiness (up to -30 ° C), it is resistant to root rot, stem cancer and late blight. Does not tolerate sandy soil, prefers peat. Fruiting is stretched in time. Berries of light blue color, pleasant bright taste and aroma. Transportability is good, but the berries are not suitable for long-term storage. Recommended for fresh use, for freezing.

Duke Blueberry Variety

The ripening period is medium early.

 

Bush is upright, strong-growing (1.5-1.8 m).

 

Berry size - 1.7-2 cm.

 

Productivity - 6-8 kg from an adult bush.

The variety has a high self-fertility. The shrub blooms rather late, which makes it possible to avoid spring frosts. It has good winter hardiness (down to -34 ° C). Unsuitable for growing in excessively wet and cold areas. Forms a large number of shoots, requires enhanced pruning. Berries of light blue color, dense, fragrant, sweet-sour taste, are perfectly stored. Transportability is high. It is recommended for the fresh use and processing.

Variety of Blueberry Bonus (Bonus)

The ripening period is medium late.

 

Sprawling bush, srednerosly (up to 1.6 m).

 

Berry size - up to 3 cm.

 

Productivity - up to 5-7 kg from an adult bush.

The variety is self-pollinating, however, if there are other varieties on the site that provide cross-pollination, it produces higher and more stable yields. Differs in high winter hardiness (up to -30 ° C). The leaves of the shrub turn red by autumn, giving it a very decorative look. Berries of light blue color, sweet taste and aroma, are collected in tight brushes. Recommended for fresh use, for freezing. Well tolerated transportation.

Spartan Blueberry Variety (Spartan)

Maturing term - early ripe.

 

Erect shrub, sprawling, vigorous (1.5-2 m).

 

Berry size - up to 2 cm.

 

Productivity - up to 6 kg from an adult bush.

The shrub blooms rather late, which makes it possible to avoid spring frosts. It has good winter hardiness (up to -30 ° C). Loves light, humus-rich soils, unsuitable for cultivation on wetlands. It gives a small number of shoots, in the first and second years it does not differ in the power of growth. Berries are collected in loose loose brush, prone to fall in ripe form. They are light blue in color, fragrant, sweet-sour taste, perfectly stored and transported. It is recommended for the fresh use and processing.

Aurora blueberry variety (Aurora)

The ripening period is late.

 

The bush is upright, slightly sprawling, medium tall (up to 1.5 m).

 

The size of the berries - 1.4-1.8 cm.

 

Productivity - up to 5-7 kg from an adult bush.

The variety is highly resistant to diseases (especially anthracnose and moniliosis) and pests. Self-pollinating, however, if there are other varieties on the site that provide cross-pollination, yields higher and more stable yields. It has good winter hardiness (up to -30 ° C), but extended vegetation period. Berries of light blue color, dense, sweet dessert taste and bright aroma, are excellent and long stored. Transportability is high. It is recommended for the fresh use, freezing and processing.

Blueray Blueberry (Blue Ray)

Maturing term - mid-season.

 

The bush is wide, upright, vigorous (1.3-1.8 m).

 

The size of the berries is about 2 cm.

 

Productivity - up to 5-8 kg from an adult bush.

The variety has good winter hardiness (up to -25 ° C). Fruiting is stretched in time. For good growth and development prefers sunny places. The leaves of the shrub turn red by autumn, giving it a very decorative look. The berries are collected in a short compressed brush, light blue color, dense, very fragrant, sweet taste with a distinctive memorable aftertaste, well stored. Transportability is high. It is recommended for the fresh use and processing.

Northland Blueberry Variety (Nortland)

Maturing term - mid-season.

 

The bush is thick, powerful and spreading, but low (up to 1.2 m).

 

The size of the berries is 1.5-1.7 cm.

 

Productivity - up to 5-7 kg from an adult bush.

The grade is unpretentious, differs in excellent winter hardiness (to -34 ° C) and rather short period of vegetation. Good as a container culture for the winter garden. Prone to crop overload. The berries are a rich blue color (with a record for blueberry content of anthocyanins), dense, sweet taste, well stored. Transportability is high. It is recommended for the fresh use, a freezing and processing.

Chandler Blueberry Variety (Chandler)

The ripening period is medium late.

 

The bush is upright, powerful, spreading, tall (up to 1.7 m).

 

The size of the berries - 2-3 cm.

 

Productivity - up to 6 kg from an adult bush.

The variety is self-pollinating, however, if there are other varieties on the site that provide cross-pollination, it produces higher and more stable yields. Differs in excellent winter hardiness (up to -35 ° C) and very long period of ripening. Loves light, humus-rich soils and abundant fertilizing. Berries of blue color, dense, fragrant, sweet-sour taste, are perfectly stored. Transportability is low. It is recommended for the fresh use and processing.

 

As you can see, many varieties of blueberries are suitable for the Moscow region latitudes. It's all about the right care, in which this beautiful, tasty and healthy berries on the site will delight you for more than one year.

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