Characteristics of varieties
Before planting blueberries in the country or the bookmark large plantations is important to carefully select the type. To do this, define the purpose of harvesting (for their own use, trade, export, sale of the yard, industrial processing). It is better if collecting berries will be long, with a smooth transition from one type to another, without sharp fluctuations in the quality of fruit.

To simplify the problem, we describe the varieties most commonly grown in commercial plantations in North America and Western Europe (including in the north of Belarus and Ukraine).

Earliblue
Shrubs 1.2-1.8 m. Maturation begins in mid-July. Harvest from a bush on the average 4.7 kg. Berries of medium size (15 mm in diameter), later ripening berries shrinking. They are formed into long, open hand. Flavor of quality fruits are satisfactory, the color of light blue, do not fall from the bush to full ripening. Undesirable long-term storage of stock and long-distance transportation. Valued in the market due to early maturation. Since the advent of the later varieties Earliblue recommended for industrial processing. It has high ornamental value. When the tab is desirable to plant plantation plants in a row often. This will allow obtaining a stable yield. Earliblue also known as one of the most frost-resistant varieties.

Bluetta
Relatively low bush - the height of 0.9-1.2 m. The berries ripen from mid-July. Yield is very good, regular, 4,5-9 kg per bush. Fruit: small, average size of 12-15 mm. in diameter, dark-blue color. Bluetta berry less attractive than other varieties, but the taste is very good. The ability to store and transport is not entirely satisfactory. Because of the early gestation period is recommended primarily for the sale of fresh or later for commercial processing. Good timing of maturation for the plantations, which allowed separate collection of berries users (self service). High frost and ornamental value because of the compact, stocky growth.

Bluegold
The relatively low but powerful shrub 1.2-1.5 m tall, very similar to the Northland, but has a more vertical growth. Berries ripen from mid-July. Yield is very good, regular 4,5-7,0 kg per bush. Fruits are medium sized, light blue, compact, with a small scar and good flavor. Quite a long time and are kept well transported. . Berry used to sell fresh, industrial processing. Good timing of maturation for the plantations, which allowed separate collection of berries users (self service). Has a high decorative quality (compact, vertical, mid-height bush).

Bluejay
Bush powerful, fast-growing, erect, 1.5-1.8 m. tall Ripens mid-July. Harvest a good, regular 3,5-6,0 kg per bush. Berries of medium size, light blue, very dense and resistant to cracking, with a small scar, pleasant taste. After ripening berries fall off not just the quality of their increases. Quite a long time and kept well conveyed. It is recommended primarily for the sale of fresh or later for commercial processing. Good timing of maturation for the plantations, which allowed separate collection of berries users (self service). Decorative qualities - a compact, high growth.

Stanley
Powerful, direct 1.7-2.0 m tall shrub ripens from mid-July. Yield is average, regular, 3.0-5.0 kg from the bush. The berries are large, light blue, with a nice dessert flavor. Do not crack when ripe. Short shelf life. It is recommended primarily for sale in the fresh form, as well as for industrial processing. Good timing of maturation for the plantations, which allowed separate collection of berries users (self service). In ornamental gardening is valued because of the compact, high growth.

Northland
Low spreading shrub but powerful high 1.0-1.2 m. The time of ripening, from mid-July. Yield is very good, regular, 4,5-8,0 kg per bush. Berries of medium size, blue, relatively dense scar from small to medium taste good and sweet. Stored well. Recommended for industrial processing. Good timing of maturation for the plantations, which allowed separate collection of fruit consumers. Characterized by high resistance to frost, in ornamental gardening is valued because of the compact, spreading, mid-height bush.

Reka
Erect shrub, height-1 ,7-2 m. The time of maturation - the second decade of July. Harvest regularly very high, 8-10 kg per bush. Fruits are medium size, weighing 1.8 g, 15 mm in diameter. The third and fourth largest fruit collections. The berries have an intense, blue color, good taste and pleasant aroma. Very good for transportation. Because of the early gestation period used for the sale of fresh, later for industrial processing. After ripening berries do not fall for a long time. This property allows us to better respond to fluctuations in demand, delaying or speeding up the harvest. Bush has a nice decorative look. Careful pruning, so that plants do not overproduce crops.

Nui
Spreading shrub height of 1.2-1.8 m. The time of maturation - the second decade of July. Harvest 5-6 kg per bush. Fruits are very large (up to 3.5 g, 21 mm in diameter), a little flat, shaped in the form of a pentagonal shape due to aging in tight clusters (racemes). Have a very good sour taste and a good capacity for storage and transportation. Chilled berry is stored for at least 2-3 weeks. Realized mainly in fresh form. Grade heat-loving, and so is the lead for the greenhouse culture.

Puru
Erect shrub 1.7-2 m tall maturation begins in late July. In the first 3 years of harvest is small, then good - 5-7 kg per bush. The fruits are large (18-20 mm in diameter), glossy light blue, good taste. The ability to warehousing and transportation is very good. Even in extreme weather conditions is not observed loss of quality. Sell mainly fresh.

Duke
Shrubs 1.2-1.8 m high with a weak sprout, which provides good coverage of the bush and reduces the cost of pruning. Berries ripen starting in the second decade of July. Harvest regularly high, 6-8 kg per bush. Fruits are very large (17-20 mm in diameter), dense, pale blue. Good taste, which improves cooling. Berry sold fresh. Variety blooms relatively late. Flowers are resistant to frost and shrubs to frost in winter.

Spartan
Erect shrub 1.5-2 m tall ripening time - from the middle of August. The average yield per bush 4.5-6 kg. Fruits are light blue, large (16-18 mm in diameter). Only the third gathering berries are smaller. Have a very good flavor and a pleasant sour taste. The implementation mainly in fresh form. Very beautiful upright growing shrub.

Patriot
Erect shrub height - 1.2-1.8 m. The time of maturation - from mid-July. Harvest 5-7 kg of bush regularly. The fruits are large, slightly flat, light-blue (19 mm in diameter). We are not yet fully mature berries characteristic red color. Satisfactory quality. Berries sell fresh. Shrubs are a great decorative effect.

Blueray
Erect shrub 1.2-1.8 m tall, has a strong growth. Berries ripen in early August. Harvest 5-8 kg of bush regularly. The fruits are large, shiny, blue (17-20 mm in diameter), fragrant. Very good taste. Implemented in the fresh market. Distinguished by decorative light pink color of flowers, dark green foliage in summer and fiery red in autumn.

Northcounry
Stunted bush powerful high - 0.7-0.9 m. The berries ripen in early August. Harvest a good, regular 1.2-2.0 kg from the bush. Berries of medium size (15 mm in diameter), light blue, taste good and sweet. Stored well. Recommended for industrial processing. Good timing of maturation for the plantations, which allowed separate collection of fruit consumers. The variety has high resistance to frost and decorative qualities of a compact, undersized bush.

Northsky
A short, compact, straight tall shrub 0.3-0.6 m. The berries ripen in early August. Grade relatively productive, the yield of 0.6-1.2 kg with regular bush. Berries of medium size (12 mm in diameter), light blue, taste good and sweet. Stored well. Used mainly for industrial processing. The variety has high resistance to frost and decorative qualities of a compact, high-bush undersized erect branches.

Northblue
Stunted shrub height of 0.6-0.9 powerful m. Berries ripen in early August. Harvest a good, regular 1,2-2,5 kg per bush. Berries are large (15-18 mm in diameter), dark blue, thick, with a small scar and good flavor. Stored well. Recommended for industrial processing. Good ripening berries for plantations, which allowed separate collection of fruit consumers. The variety has high resistance to frost and is valuable as an ornamental plant because of the compact, powerful, undersized bush.

Hardyblue
Strong-growing shrub 1.8-2 m tall with berries ripen early avgusta.3. Harvest regularly high, 7-9 kg per bush. Fruits are medium size, medium quality. In the United States is grown for machine harvest. It is used for industrial processing. This grade is similar to Bluecrop class, which is the main tab for large industrial plantations, and has good resistance to extreme situations (heat, drought, frost, frost in the winter)..

Bluecrop
Erect shrub height of 1.6-2 m. The time of ripening berries from the beginning of August. Harvest regularly high, -6-9 kg per bush. The fruits are large (18-20 mm in diameter), light-blue, sturdy, high quality, very good taste. The clusters are open longer. Fresh berries are well marketed, used for industrial processing and freezing.

Currently, the most common grade Bluecrop (over 60% of industrial plantations of blueberries in Western Europe and the world is engaged in them). The variety is very resistant to disease, drought, frost (in the flowering period can withstand without damage -7% and frost in winter. The bush has an excellent decorative appearance in the spring, summer and fall thanks to the beautiful foliage, large flowers and fruits.

Toro
Compact shrub 1.8-2 m tall. Berries ripen in early August. Harvest regularly high yield, presumably the same as in Bluecrop. Fruits are medium size, beautiful color and good taste. Maturation begins simultaneously with Bluecrop, but ends before harvest, and is collected in two collection. Berry used to be sold in fresh or industrial processing.

Ivanhoe
Very powerful upright shrub height of 1.8-2.3 m. The time of ripening berries from mid-August. Yield not regularly high, 4-6 kg per bush. The fruits are large (18 mm in diameter), light blue, dense, hard squeeze, the scar is of average size. Taste good, berry tart, aromatic. Fresh berries marketed, used for industrial processing or freezing. The bush has an excellent decorative effect.

Berkeley
Shrub 1.8-2.1 m tall, much branched and covered with leaves. Berries ripen starting in the second decade of August. Harvest 4-8 kg per bush, not a regular. Berries of medium size to large (18 mm in diameter). Along with Puru berry of this variety is the most stable. As ripe as a light-blue, with a pleasant sweet taste, very suitable for implementation in a fresh way. Well fills the interval between early and late varieties. Not tolerate long storage and long transportation. By the end of maturation observed spontaneous berries falls from the bush. Very well suited for hedges. The leaves are large and dark green. Great advantage of this variety - unpretentious, the ability to endure sharp fluctuations in soil temperature and moisture.

Rancocas
Dense shrub height 1.5-1.8 m, has a strong energy growth and forms annually a large number of shoots. Prone to thickening Berries ripen starting in the second decade of August. Harvest regularly 4-6 kg per bush. Berries of medium size (13-15 mm in diameter). Taste good and sweet. By the end of maturation observed spontaneous fall of berries from the bush. Berries are used fresh or used for commercial processing. Excellent plant for hedges. Branches in winter are painted in bright red. Great advantage of this variety - unpretentious, the ability to carry the sharp fluctuations of temperature and soil moisture. This is one of the hardiest and most disease-resistant varieties, but requires annual pruning lightening.

Pemberton
Very powerful upright shrub height of 1.8-2.0 m. Berries ripens from mid-August. Yield 9.4 kg per bush, high on a regular basis. Fruits are medium-sized (16 mm in diameter), dark blue, thick. Excellent flavor, berry sweet, aromatic. Good timing of maturation for the plantations, which allowed separate collection of berry fruits fro customers. Fresh berries, used for industrial processing or freezing. Variety is unpretentious, easy to grow and easy to cut. Bush tall, compact, has a good decorative effect.

Herbert
Very powerful wide spreading shrub height of 1.8-2.2 m. The time of ripening berries from mid-August. Yield 5.9 kg per bush, high on a regular basis. Fruits are large (20-22 mm in diameter), light blue, medium dense, resisting strong pressure, with an average scar after maturation did not fall from the bush. The taste is very good, berry sweet, aromatic. Good timing of maturation for the plantations, which allowed separate collection of berries Fresh berries consumers are well marketed, used for industrial processing or freezing.

Nelson
Shrubs 1.5-1.8 m. The berries ripen from the second decade of August. Harvest regularly high, 6,5-9,0 kg per bush. The fruits are large (18-20 mm in diameter), light blue, compact, with a small scar. Single brush and cleaned easily. The berries used in fresh form, for processing and freezing. Variety frost-resistant, decorative, suitable for single crops and hedgerows.

Coville
Erect shrub 1.6-2 m tall Berries ripen starting in the second decade of August. Harvest 4-6 kg per bush. The fruits are large (16 mm in diameter) round, good quality, pleasant sour taste. A valuable late variety for the implementation of fresh berries. For industrial processing use only the last gathering berries. Businesses that do implement the berry readily use Coville because of attractive fruit and to extend the harvest season.

Jersey
Erect shrub height of 1.6-2.0 m. The berries ripen from the second decade of August. Harvest 3-6 kg per bush. Fruits are medium-sized (16 mm in diameter), light blue, compact, with an average scar of good quality. The taste is very good. Berry is suitable for industrial processing. The variety has high winter hardiness and superb decorative qualities.

Dixi
A powerful, widely spreading shrub 1.6-1.8 m tall maturation starts in the second decade of August. Yield 4.7 kg with a shrub, a regular. The fruit from large to very large (20-22 mm in diameter), light blue, firm, resisting strong pressure, high rib. Berry good quality and taste, aroma. Use it for sale in the fresh market and for commercial processing. Due to spreading shrub looks good in a single crop.

Brigitta Blue
Shrubs 1.8-2 m berries ripen from mid-August. Harvest 4-6 kg per bush regularly. Fruits are light blue, medium-sized (15 mm in diameter), very strong, good taste, well kept ... Berries ripen evenly, crop harvested in 2 hours. A valuable variety for late market fresh berries. Tends to be long lasting growth of shoots in the fall because of what the winter frosts damaged.

Darrow
Straight, spreading shrub height of 1.5-2.1 m. The time of ripening, from mid-August. Harvest 4-8 kg per bush, not regularly. Berries are very large (20 mm in diameter) with a delicate aroma, light blue, the collection and transportation is very easy to lose the gray-blue plaque, so that when the package become dark. Able only to the short storage, easy to break. Suitable for implementation in fresh, frozen or industrial processing. Variety is better to plant in full sun to berry ripening in late autumn, has retained its flavor.

Elizabeth
Shrubs 1.6-1.8 m, increases as the trellis. Berries ripen starting in early August. Harvest 4-6 kg per bush. The fruits are large, strong, almost compressed during transport (16-18 mm in diameter), very fragrant. A valuable late variety for market of fresh berries, despite the fact that some crops do not have time to ripen every summer.

Elliot
Shrubs 1.5-2.1 m. The time of ripening fruit - starting from the end of August. Harvest 6-8 kg of bush regularly. Fruits are small to medium size (11-15 mm in diameter), rugged, high-quality, blue. When fully ripe have a thin, soft fragrance. In the north of Germany, does not ripen until 60% of the berries. Almost all berry sold in fresh form at very high prices, not only because of the high palatability, but also because at the time of ripening of this variety in the market for blueberries is not (all other varieties have finished fruiting). Very strong and resistant varieties.

Sunrise
A new, little-studied class. Shrubs 1.2-1.8 m, weak sprout, thus providing good lighting inside of the bush and does not require a significant investment in pruning. Maturation begins from the middle of July. Harvest 6-8 kg per bush, high on a regular basis. Fruits are very large (17-20 mm in diameter), stable, strong berry beautiful light blue color, very high quality grapes. Harvesting is carried out as in 3 divided doses. The taste is satisfactory, improved cooling. Berry sold fresh.

Collins
Shrubs 1.5-1.8 m, slightly spreading. Maturation begins in mid-July. Harvest 3-4 kg per bush, regular. The berries are large (18-20 mm in diameter), light blue, compact, with a small scar and excellent taste when ripe do not crack, well shipped, go to the implementation of fresh, industrial processing and freezing. The variety is resistant to spring frosts.
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