Pink Popcorn Blueberry Bush (Vaccinium corymbosum ‘MNPINK’)
Pink Popcorn Blueberry Bush
So, strawberries are red. Kiwi is green. Pineapple is yellow. Do blueberries have to be blue? Not anymore! Pink Popcorn Blueberry comes in shades of cream to pale pink with a pretty dark pink blush. So, instead of the usual powder-blue you’ve come to expect from blueberries, you get something completely new!
Don’t worry, though. Just because the look is new, it doesn’t mean that the taste is any different. You still get the same sweet-tart blueberry taste that you love. These sweet berries ripen mid-season and are delicious in all of the same dishes that blue blueberries are – they are great to eat fresh, they freeze well and they bake up great. It just might take some convincing that you really are serving “blueberry pie” when it is pink! They also give quite the twist to your grandma’s fruit salad.
The shrubs are vase shaped with green leaves that turn a nice red in the fall which makes them nice in the mixed border or garden bed. They are as easy to care for as regular blueberries, so if you can grow blueberry bushes where you are then these will be no different.
Try something new in your garden this season. Plant a few Pink Popcorn Blueberries!
|Common name||Pink Popcorn Blueberry Bush|
|Botanical name||Vaccinium corymbosum 'MNPINK'|
|Height||4 - 5 ft.|
|Width||4 - 5 ft.|
|Moisture||Even moisture for best fruit production|