Blueberries prefer full to part sun, well draining, moist, acid soil with high organic matter. They are self fertile, but it is best to plant more than one variety to produce larger fruit, higher yields and extend your harvest period. Harvest from plants 3 years or older.
Northern Highbush & Southern Highbush (higher heat tolerance) varieties grow up to 6’-8’ tall and halfhigh and lowbush are dwarf varieties that grow to 4’ or less. Halfhigh blueberries are crosses of northern highbush and lowbush wild species, which are lower growing, more compact and yield less fruit than highbush types.
Fiery Fall Color
‘BlueCrop’ Northern Highbush. Mid-season, leading commercial variety. Medium to large, open clusters of large, firm, crack-resistant, light blue fruit. Good for fresh eating, preserves, baking & freezing. Fiery Red fall color with light red winter wood. Vigorous, upright growth, 4’ – 6’.
‘Blue Jay’ Northern Highbush; Early mid-season. Extremely vigorous, very fast grower. Ample crops of medium sized, mild-flavored berries that stay on the bush long without loss of quality. Ripens in July. Yellow-orange fall color. 6′-7′.
‘Duke’ Northern Highbush. Early season. Blossoms late, ripens early. One of the heaviest, most consistent producers, mature plants produce 20lbs. Medium to large, firm, light blue berries with a mildly sweet flavor. Yellow-orange fall color. Upright growth 4′-6′.
‘Jersey’ Northern Highbush. Late Season. One of the oldest & most popular. Easy to grow, heavy producer. Small to medium, very sweet, dark blue fruit, great for baking. Yellow fall color & winter wood. Up to 7’.
‘Patriot’ Northern Highbush. Early season. Very cold hardy. High production, large, dark blue, very flavorful. Produce 10-20lbs. Low growing, spreading. Fiery fall color 4’ tall.
‘Pink Lemonade ’Mid-late season. Pinkish white flowers followed by pale green fruit ripens to deep pink, sweet flavor.
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