Pink Popcorn ™. This hardy northern highbush blueberry is a more compact grower than other varieties, and bears pink fruit that ripens early to mid-season. The medium sized berries are cream colored with a pink blush, but offer the true blueberry flavor and aroma. At a mature size of 5’ H X 5’ W, Pink Popcorn TM can be planted in rows or used in landscapes, where the leaves offer a red fall color. Pink Popcorn TM is self-fertile, but will produce a larger crop of berries if planted in proximity to another early season variety. Pink Popcorn TM has a delightful blueberry flavor and can be eaten fresh off the vine, or used for baking, sauces, and syrups. Zones 3-7
Planting Instructions: High Bush
Start with selecting a sunny location in well- drained soil free of weeds and well worked. Locate in an area where irrigation water is available as best results will be obtained by keeping the root zone moist throughout the growing season. Where the soil is poor or marginally drained, raised beds 3-4 feet wide and 8-12″ high work very well for blueberries. Blueberries can be planted as close as 2-1/2 feet apart. If planted in rows, allow 8-10 feet between the rows depending on equipment used for mowing or cultivating. Mulching – Blueberries do best with a 2-4″ mulch over the roots to conserve moisture, prevent weeds and add organic matter. Bark mulch, sawdust, grass clippings, etc. all work well. Repeat every other year.