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Growing your own blueberries can be easy and fun. Grow bushels of healthy, flavorful blueberries that can be eaten fresh off the bush. There is nothing better than blueberry buckle or blueberry jam. Not only are you saving money but you are getting fresh fruit from you own blueberry bush.
With flavors that range from mildly sweet to tart and tangy, blueberries are nutritional stars bursting with nutrition and flavor while being very low in calories. Blueberries grow in clusters and range in size from that of a small pea to a marble. They are deep in color, ranging from blue to maroon to purple-black, and feature a white-gray waxy "bloom" that covers the surface serving as a protective coat. The skin surrounds a semi-transparent flesh that encases tiny seeds.
- Requires mulching in winter
- Can be shipped dormant
- Note: Images are of mature plants
- Soil: Moist, well-drained, loamy soil best
- Sun Exposure: Full sun, can tolerate light frost
- Growth Rate: Moderate
- Blue Crop: Northern Highbush Type. Zone 3-7. Early mid-season. Large, firm berry, good flavor. Loose fruit cluster. Upright, vigorous, productive bush. Hardy, drought resistant. Height is 4’-6’ at maturity. Yield is consistent, ranging from 10-20 pounds per plant at maturity, depending on care. Berry is bright blue. Blue Crop is the leading early mid-season highbush cultivar in the United States.
- Bluejay: Northern Highbush Type. Zone 3-7. Early to mid-season. Medium to large, firm fruit. Vigorous, upright growth. Height is 5’-7’ at maturity, only slightly spreading. Yields 10-20 pounds per bush. Fruit has a pleasant, mild flavor and is only slightly tart.
- Blue Ray: Northern Highbush Type. Zone 3-7. Early mid-season. Large, firm, sweet berry. Large tight clusters. Upright, spreading, vigorous, productive ornamental. Height at maturity is 4’-6’. Blue Ray is the leading variety planted for U-Pick markets. This abundant mid-season producer will give you buckets of delicious, aromatic, light-blue berries that won’t crack. They are self-pollinating but also are an ideal pollinator for most other varieties.
- Brightwell: Rabbiteye Type. Zone 6-9. Early to mid-season ripening, medium-large berry, has sweet flavor and light blue color. Growth is upright and vigorous. A consistent producer.
- Climax: Rabbiteye Type. Zone 6-9. Early ripening, produces medium-size berries with sweet flavor. Plants are upright with intense green foliage. One of the very best for harvesting.
- Duke: Northern Highbush Type. Zone 3-7. Early ripening. Medium to large berries. Good color and firmness. Upright, vigorous, with consistent high yields. Good ornamental. Height of bush is 4’-6’ when mature. Duke is the best cultivar for early ripening high quality fruit. It has adapted well in all blueberry growing areas in the United States and is a very popular cultivar.
- Elliott: Northern Highbush Type. Zone 3-7. Late season. Small to medium, firm light blue fruit. Good ornamental, upright growth. Mature height is 5’-7’. Yields consistently high, 10-20 pounds per bush at maturity. Fall foliage color is orange-red and long lasting.
- Garden Blue: Rabbiteye Type. Zone 6-9. This rabbiteye is a vigorous grower and produces fine flavored fruit. Fruits are light blue and medium size. Quality is good. Ripening early to mid-season.
- Hardy Blue: Northern Highbush Type. Zone 3-7. Found in the Pacific Northwest, the ‘Hardyblue’ Blueberry bush is an old established variety known for heavy crops and superior flavor. This mid-season producer has exceptionally sweet and tasty fruit is great for both fresh eating as well as baking. The vivid green foliage becomes brilliant yellow-orange in fall and exposes dark red stems once it falls. In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant! Can reach 8’ tall and wide at maturity. Mid-season variety.
- Jersey: Northern Highbush Type. Zone 3-7. Late. Medium to large berry, firm, good taste. Long loose clusters. Hardy, productive, upright, vigorous, fast-growing ornamental.
- Legacy:Southern Highbush Type. Zone 6-10. Mid-late season. Good fruit size and quality, upright growth, mid to large light blue fruit.
- Misty: Southern Highbush Type. Zone 6-10. Misty is one of the most attractive, vigorous and high yielding Southern Highbush varieties. Early to fruit, the medium-to-large, sky blue berries are spicy sweet. The upright, spreading 4-6 feet tall plants have bright blue-green foliage that contrasts with pink-white flowers in spring and make lovely ornamental shrubs with foliage turning burgundy in the fall. Plant with other varieties for better yield. Misty has a low chill requirement of 300 hours and does well as far north as Seattle, WA. 2-3 years to bear. Hot pink flowers in spring, followed by blue-green leaves and sky-blue, medium to large berries.
- O’Neal: Southern Highbush Type. Zone 6-10. Very early ripening. Large fruit, medium blue color. Firm, good flavor. Vigorous, upright.
- Onslow: Rabbiteye Type. Zone 6-9. Self-fertile. Mid-late season. Vigorous, semi-upright large fruit.
- Patriot: Northern Highbush Type. Zone 3-7. Early season with large, firm fruit. Good ornamental, upright bush.
- Powder Blue: Rabbiteye Type. Zone 6-9. Late-season ripening, highly productive with medium to large, sweet fruit, darker in color. Upright plant with good foliage.
- Premier: Rabbiteye Type. Zone 6-9. Early to mid-season, large fruit. Excellent flavor, light blue in color and good quality. Plants are upright with good foliage. Highly productive.
- Sharp Blue: Southern Highbush Type. Zone 6-10. Early. Fruit is large, dark blue, good flavor. Plants grow upright, good ornamental.
- Tifblue:Rabbiteye Type. Zone 6-9. Plants are upright and vigorous growers. Berries are medium to large, light blue and of good quality. Mid-season in ripening. For fall leaf color, Tifblue rates as the best ornamental.
- Toro: Northern Highbush Type. Zone 3-7. Exceptional home garden variety. Large and sweet berries. Rarely tart, the berries are firm, making them excellent for desserts. Bright red fall foliage.
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