Blueberry - Pink Popcorn / Size 1
Pink Popcorn Blueberry / Vaccinium

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Our Price: $9.50

Product Code: BLUPOP1

Vaccinium corymbosum 'MNPINK1'
Pink Popcorn (tm) Blueberry

Overall Description

Pink Popcorn (tm) is a very hardy northern high bush blueberry developed by the University of Minnesota, with large yields of large cream & pink colored berries with outstanding true blueberry flavor and aroma. Pink Popcorn (tm) is a self pollinating / fruiting variety, but will tend to produce a slightly larger crop yield if planted within close proximity to another early to mid season variety such as Jersey, etc.

This is a more compact grower than many other blueberry varieties, and can be used in a variety of landscape applications or planted in rows. Offers stunning red fall colors, giving a very nice fall / autumn interest. Nice compact medium size at maturity allows for less maintenance, and the opportunity to plant this wonderful new blueberry variety in many places where other blueberries might get too large, or require regular pruning & maintenance.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height : 5 ft

--Mature Width : 4 - 5 ft

--Growth Rate :
Moderate ( 6" - 12" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones :
3 - 8

--Sun Exposure :
Full to partial sun

--Soil Preference :
Average to acidic - well drained, with good organic content & moisture.

--Foliage Color & Texture :
Deciduous - Nice medium green leaves during the growing season give way to stunning red fall coloration before going dormant in late fall.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts :
Berries - small bell shaped white blooms with a pink tinge are followed by berry set. Berries start out as a greenish white color, and ripen to a creamy white / pink color with varying degrees of darker pink blush.

--Diseases / Insects :
Potential but infrequent disease problems include stem blight, root rot, anthracnose, cane cankers, mildew and botrytis. ‘Jersey’ is noted for having good resistance to phytophthora root rot. Chlorosis ( yellowing of leaves ) has been noted in soils with high pH.

--Recommended Spacing :
No specific spacing requirements, but would recommend planting approximately 4 feet apart if planting this variety in a group or row.

--Deer Resistance Rating :
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding :
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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