Northcountry Blueberry



Full sun, partial shade, attracts birds, zone 3

Vaccinium ‘Northcountry’

Pot size #1, #2

Introduced by the University of Minnesota in 1988. In comparison to the the Northblue it has an earlier harvest time, and will start about 3 weeks earlier. Though the Northcountry can self-pollinate the production yield will increase when pollinate with another variety. Known for its edible qualities with sweet, mild, sky-blue fruit, and with a wild fruit flavor. Also ornamental with glossy grain foliage that will turn a scarlet red in the Fall.

Prefers a moist, well drained, acidic soil for best results. Fertilize in spring just before new growth begins. Prune to remove broken or damaged limbs. Little pruning is necessary for the Northcountry. This is a dwarf variety and so is more compact and also able to withstand our AB cold climate.