Blueberries like free-draining, acidic soil.

Optimum pH is 4.0-5.5

Two varieties should be planted together for pollination purposes.

Plant at 1.2-1.5m apart with 3-3.6m between rows.


The most common variety, still providing the bulk of the global crop after half a century of dominance. Tall and vigorous with large fruit. Extremely reliable. Cropping late July to late August.


Tolerates a wide range of soil types. Attractive orange foliage in the autumn. A reliable cropper.


Large fruit. Late ripening. Very hardy.


Produces a heavy crop of large fruit. Self fertile. Attractive red foliage in the Autumn. Bluejay is a vigorous upright maincrop variety, now being used to replace Bluecrop. It flowers relatively late so misses the frosts but fast maturing so fruiting approx 1-2 weeks earlier than Bluecrop. Good disease resistance so particularly suitable for organic cultivation.

Blue Jay

Suitable for more sheltered sites. Very attractive pink flower buds opening into pure white flowers. Produces clusters of large firm berries with good flavour. Yields up to 7.5kg per plant. Cropping mid season, same as Bluecrop (which it is now replacing) but more concentrated cropping period.