The best varieties of blueberries for the Moscow region: photos and descriptions
Blueberries are not only a delicious berry, but also a real lifesaver for our health. It strengthens blood vessels, stimulates metabolism, normalizes the stomach and is good for the heart. For many regions this is a real luxury, but in our latitudes you can easily grow it in a summer house in the suburbs! We talk about the best varieties!
Although all gardeners have their own preferences, in the case of Blucrop, opinions agree - for the Moscow Region this is a standard. Tall bushes up to 2 m give the same large and slightly tart berries up to 2 cm in diameter. Advantages - good resistance to frost, drought and disease. Disadvantages - vulnerability to disease and waterlogging, the need for regular pruning.
On a tall, tall bush, up to 3 kg of berries of a light blue hue and medium size are formed. Harvest does not fall before harvest, and then it is perfectly transported and stored. Rankokas is a very moisture-loving variety, but for the winter it is better to make additional shelter.
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It is an ideal variety for industrial cultivation, and is valued for its high and stable yields. Dense berries with blueberry aftertaste ripen by mid-summer. Blueberry River easily tolerates adverse conditions, unpretentious to the soil and climate. But the berries are quite small, and are even smaller if regular pruning is not done.
The medium-sized bush grows to 1.4 m, but it is quite sprawling and gives up to 9 kg of crop. Productivity is higher with cross-pollination, but in general it is a self-pollinating variety. Advantages - adaptation to difficult soils, frost resistance, resistance to rot and cancer. Disadvantages - the tendency to excessive thickening, therefore, the bush needs to be thinned regularly.
The variety is valued primarily for its unusual taste, therefore, attracts the attention of lovers of berries. Tall tall bush is very decorative due to the beautiful carved leaves of a dark shade. The variety is frost-resistant, but very sensitive to the regime of irrigation and top dressing.
Unpretentious variety ripens quickly and almost simultaneously, and large berries up to 2.5 cm do not crumble before harvesting. The bush is tall and powerful, but sensitive to diseases and pests, so it requires preventative treatment. The fruit has a very interesting peel - as if with a gray coating.
Although the bush rarely grows to a meter, it is very powerful and stably gives a couple of kilograms of fragrant dessert berries. Blueberry Northble is notable for its record pigment content, so the berries are very dark. The bush tolerates frosts well, develops rapidly and is suitable for planting in containers. But to set new buds, you need to trim it well.
It’s a very versatile variety, because on a medium-sized shrub medium-sized berries ripen, and they also do this surprisingly evenly. This is one of the most productive varieties, but you need to make sure that the branches do not break under the weight of the berries. Blueberry Bluegold tolerates long-term storage without problems, but is prone to shedding and requires a stable temperature regime.
For lovers of smaller berries, the Northcantry variety with fruits up to 1.5 cm is ideal. The berries are sweet and fragrant, but experts consider their taste rustic and banal. But the bushes are absolutely unpretentious and easily survive the most severe frosts.
A tall, spreading bush grows to almost 2 m and forms large light blue berries. Harvest tolerates transportation well and is ideal for freezing, but it is not fresh stored for a long time. Elizabeth is another self-pollinating variety resistant to cancer, rot and late blight. But it is moody in relation to the soil, prefers peat and does not tolerate sandy soils.
This is an early variety with dense, sugar berries for use in desserts and fresh. Although the bush is small and rarely stretches above a meter, it gives a consistently high yield of up to 3 kg and large berries up to 2 cm. For winter it is better to make a shelter, because Chippev’s blueberry has average winter hardiness.
A sprawling tall bush gives an abundant crop of sweet, dense fruits, ideal for transportation and freezing. It gets along well with other varieties and is ideal for dusting. But blueberry jersey is quite sensitive to conditions of detention.
The tall bush is not too sprawling, so it remains quite compact after years. It blooms late, is not afraid of spring frosts and gives fragrant sweet and sour berries. But Duke may die in too cold and wet soil.
One of the most unpretentious varieties is suitable even for the formation of hedges. It tolerates severe frosts and stably gives up to 7 kg of sweet crop. But it is important to pick the berries on time, because if they are at least a little overripe, they easily crumble to the ground.
This is not the most popular, but well-established dessert variety with amazing sweet and sour berries. The bush is small - a little more than a meter, but gives up to 2 kg of the crop, because it branches well. The main disadvantage is the disgusting ability of self-pollination, so a pollinator will almost certainly be needed.
The self-pollinating variety has one of the largest berries - up to 3 cm. At the same time, they are good in fresh and frozen form, and perfectly tolerate transportation. The bush is very decorative, because by autumn it changes color to deep red. For a really large crop of up to 7 kg, cross-pollination is recommended.