Vaccinium corymbosum 'North Country'
Also known as:
- Vaccinium 'Northcountry'
- North Country Highbush Blueberry
- Northcountry Half Highbush Blueberry
shrub, fruit / vegetable
sun, mostly sun, mostly shade
acidic, well-drained, rich
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Description by: Briggs Plant Propagators
Midseason. Semi-dwarf. Prolific producer of medium-size, sweet, mild fruit. Ripens one week before 'Northblue'. Dark green summer foliage. Fiery-red fall color. Best choice for the landscape.
Description by: Florida Hill Nursery
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The fruit of Northcountry is medium sized and enveloped with a waxy bloom of attractive blue color. The flavor of the fresh fruit is sweet mild, typical of the lowbush blueberry Quality of the processed fruit is equal or superior to Northblue, Northsky, and popular highbush cultivars. Mature plants of Northcountry are 18 to 24 inches high and 30 to 40 inches in diameter. Productivity of Northcountry normally ranges from 2 to 5 lb. of fruit per plant. Under optimum conditions 8 year old plants can produce up to 7 lb of fruit. The ripening period begins approximately 5 days earlier than Northblue and extends for 2 to 3 weeks. You will need 2-3 different kinds for cross-pollination.
Description by: Forestfarm
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One of the best for the "edible landscape", this compact 2' x 3-4' produces 2-5 lbs 1/2"fr/Medature bush with an appealing sweet "wild" blueberry flavor, along with spring flowers, glossy leaves, ; scarlet-red fall color. Sun/Med/Acid