While a blueberry is a blueberry, not all have the same phenotype. On the Knoll we have a selection of plants from lowbush to highbush, this creates a good distribution of berry flavor and size to be found in the field.
Bluecrop is a half-high bush. Usually this variety is the first to bear ripe fruit, the berries are medium sized, firm with a small scar & a good flavor. The second row in from the gate is Bluecrop 2/3rds of the way.
A highbush plant where some of the largest berries will be found. The fruit is dark blue with a heavy bloom (the natural protective coating), the flavor is good. The first row when you enter the field is Blueray, there's also a patch in the last third of the 2nd row
A highbush plant that yields large firm berries with a small scar, good sour/tangy flavor as fruit fully ripens to sweetness. These bushes can be found in the 3rd row.
A half-high bush that produces medium-small fruit, great flavor. The 4th row and the 1st half of the 6th row are where the Northlands live.
A highbush variety that makes medium-large firm berries with fair flavor and a prominent scar. The Jerseys can be found in the 2nd half of the 5th row
A short half-high bush that produces small berries, well worth breaking the back for their flavor. They are located in the 1st half of the 5th row
A half-high bush that produces medium-large dark blue berries with a sweet flavor. The Northblues have roots in the 2nd half of the 6th row.
A half-high bush that produces medium sized firm berries with a good flavor. The St. Cloud live at the far edge of the field, 2nd half of row 7.
A lowbush that produces small delicious fruit with a closer to wild flavor and a more prominent scar. These bushes fight for light in the 1st half of the 7th row.
A highbush variety that produces small good flavored berries. Two plants of this variety are hidden in the field, an observant eye can pick them out.