Top Hat Blueberry
Top Hat Blueberry is a high quality, high yield Blueberry that is disease resistant. It produces white flowers in spring followed by firm light blue medium-sized berries. The berries ripen in late summer. The dark green leaves turn a brilliant red in the fall. It has reddish stems that persist through the winter. Bees are attracted to the flowers when in bloom. Top Hat Blueberry is self fertile but will benefit with a heavier crop is another Blueberry bush is planted close by.
Top Hat Blueberry is a shrub that grows from 18" to 24" tall and just as wide. This shrub can be incorporated into a shrub border or as part a regular landscape. You can even plant this fruiting shrub in a container. Blueberries like humus rich soil, full sun or part shade, and medium to wet, well-drained soil. Mulch with organic mulch to keep the roots cool and moist. Keep it well watered when the berries are ripening.
Blueberry production is greater when cross pollinated with another variety. Cross Top Hat Blueberry with Blue Ray blueberry or Duke Blueberry. They are a very nutritious berry and high in bioflavanoids. Blueberries can be eaten fresh, used in pies, jams, and syrup. Wildlife and birds are attracted to the berries. Place bird netting over the shrub to protect the berries if you wish to harvest the berries.