Blueberries

Blueberries in general...

  • Full sun is always best, part is okay, but try to plant in as sunny of a spot as possible or plants will get leggy.

 

  • Most blueberries are deciduous, after turning red, orange or gold in the fall, they will shed their leaves for winter. Some stay semi-evergreen in mild winter areas. They produce white or white-pink flowers in Spring. Don’t forget to consider blueberries for landscape plants!

 

  • They love and need acidic soils. Keep the pH between 4.5 and 5.5 In our area, our soil is mostly acidic, but to be sure you can get a soil test kit online and test your soil. Add peat moss to make soil more acidic or lime to make soil less acidic.

 

  • Blueberries are very good for you! Low in calories but high in nutrients. Considered a “superfood” with one of the highest amount of antioxidants of any other food.

Berkeley Blueberry

  • Mid to late season (Ripens in July and August)

  • Large size berries

  • Grows 4-6 ft tall and 5-7 ft wide

  • Popular home garden variety

  • Self pollinating (but having another blueberry plant of a different kind will help produce more fruit.)

  • 800 - 1000 chill hours (total hours of temperatures below 45 degrees each year)

  • White flowers in Spring, red foliage in fall

Bluecrop Blueberry

  • Mid season (Ripens in July)

  • Medium to large size berries

  • Grows 4-6 ft tall and 3-4 ft wide

  • Best all around variety for long harvest of a lot of berries

  • Self pollinating (but having another blueberry plant of a different kind will help produce more fruit.)

  • 800 - 1000 chill hours (total hours of temperatures below 45 degrees each year)

  • Pink, white flowers in Spring, red foliage in fall

Blueray Blueberry

  • Early to mid season (Ripens late June to July)

  • Very large berries

  • Grows 4-6 ft tall and 3-4 ft wide

  • A home garden favorite

  • Self pollinating (but having another blueberry plant of a different kind will help produce more fruit.)

  • 800 - 1000 chill hours (total hours of temperatures below 45 degrees each year)

  • White/pink flowers in Spring, red foliage in fall

Chandler Blueberry

  • Mid to late season (Ripens in July and August)

  • Very large berries

  • Grows 5-7 ft tall and 5-7 ft wide

  • The world’s largest blueberry!

  • Self pollinating (but having another blueberry plant of a different kind will help produce more fruit.)

  • 800 - 1000 chill hours (total hours of temperatures below 45 degrees each year)

  • White/pink flowers in Spring, dark red foliage in fall

Duke Blueberry

  • Early to mid season (Ripens June to early July)

  • Medium to large berries

  • Grows 4-6 ft tall and 4-6 ft wide

  • Blooms late but ripens early

  • One of the most widely planted varieties

  • Self pollinating (but having another blueberry plant of a different kind will help produce more fruit.)

  • 800 - 1000 chill hours (total hours of temperatures below 45 degrees each year)

  • White/pink flowers in Spring, red foliage in fall

Earliblue Blueberry

  • Early season (Ripens in June)

  • Medium to large berries

  • Grows 4-6 ft tall and 4-6 ft wide

  • One of the earliest to ripen

  • Self pollinating (but having another blueberry plant of a different kind will help produce more fruit.)

  • 800 - 1000 chill hours (total hours of temperatures below 45 degrees each year)

  • White/pink flowers in Spring, red foliage in fall

Legacy Blueberry

  • Late Season (Ripens late July to early August)

  • Large berries store well

  • Grows 4-6 ft tall and 3-4 ft wide

  • Rated one of the best flavored varieties

  • Self pollinating (but having another blueberry plant of a different kind will help produce more fruit.)

  • 1000 chill hours (total hours of temperatures below 45 degrees each year)

  • White flowers in Spring, orange foliage in fall

North Blue Blueberry

  • Mid season (Ripens in July)

  • Medium to Large size berries with a wild flavor

  • Grows 2-4 ft tall by 2-4 ft wide

  • Great for pots

  • Self pollinating (but  having another blueberry plant of a different kind will help produce more fruit.)

  • 800-1000 chill hours (total hours of temperatures below 45 degrees each year)

  • White flowers in Spring, red foliage in Fall

Patriot Blueberry

  • Early Season (Ripens in June)

  • Large berries

  • Grows 3-5ft tall and 3-4ft wide

  • The largest early season blueberry

  • Tolerates moisture, as well as clay soils

  • Self pollinating (but having another blueberry plant of a different kind will help produce more fruit.)

  • Disease resistant to root rot

  • 1000 chill hours (total hours of temperatures below 45 degrees each year)

Pink Lemonade Blueberry

  • Mid to late season (Ripens July to early August)

  • Large berries store well

  • Grows 4-5 ft tall and 3-4 ft wide

  • Pink berries!!

  • Self pollinating (but having another blueberry plant of a different kind will help produce more fruit.)

  • 300 chill hours (total hours of temperatures below 45 degrees each year)

  • Pink flowers in Spring, gold and orange foliage in fall

Sunshine Blue Blueberry

  • Mid to late season (ripens June to July)

  • Medium to small berries

  • Grows 3-4 ft tall and 3-4 ft wide

  • Great for pots

  • Self pollinating (but having another blueberry plant of a different kind will help produce more fruit.)

  • 150 chill hours (total hours of temperatures below 45 degrees each year)

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