Origin: University of Minnesota
- High-bush/Low-bush cultivar.
- Height of bush is 18-24 inches.
- Ripening date is July 10 in the South Haven, Michigan area.
- Yield is 2-7 pounds. Fruit is small to medium, 1/4″-3/8″ in diameter.
- Quality of fruit is good, with little to no picking scar.
- Flavor is sweet to mild, typical to wild low-bush berries, with attractive sky-blue berries.
- Harvesting is done by hand or with a Tabbut blueberry rake. With the advent of a small harvester, it can be picked mechanically.
- Marketing potential is for fresh and U-Pick markets. Ornamental use of North Country is very good. The growth is vigorous during the summer, turning a fiery red in the fall.
- Its low stature makes it a nice landscape plant. Of all the blueberry cultivars, this bush is most outstanding for landscapes.
- Plants of North Country survive winter temperatures to -35 degrees F, but production is maximized when snow protection is adequate. Hardiness Zones 7a-3a.
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