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Bare Root Blueberries
We’ve been touting blueberries for the last couple of years. It’s almost as if they’ve been rediscovered! One of the reasons for all this press is the health benefits that have recently been found. Another factor is that blueberries are really good container plants. And last, but not least, are the new varieties that can be grown in areas with almost no cold and relatively alkaline soil. We do, however, recommend that you amend your soil if it is alkaline with an acidic soil amendment, such as peat moss or an azalea-camellia mix. Monthly applications of an acidic fertilizer during the growing season will produce the best results.
The blueberries we carry are called Highbush blueberries which are known for the best quality berry. The plants are generally upright, growing four to six feet. They make attractive landscape plants in addition to their culinary uses. Blueberries are delicious in pancakes, muffins, in fruit salads, pies and sauces. We’ve included a muffin recipe below.
Outstanding flavor for this early season blueberry. Fruit is medium to large, light blue. Consistently productive bush, even in less than optimum blueberry sites. From USDA breeding program in Mississippi. Upright bush grows to five to eight feet. Ripens early season. 4-500 hours. Hardy to zone 5.
Sunshine Blue Blueberry
Dwarf southern highbush cultivar - three to four feet tall and wide. Semi-evergreen, particularly good for container gardening. Firm blueberries, 80 per cup. Yields of five to ten pounds per bush. Good fruit quality. Ripens mid to late season. More tolerant of high pH soil than other southern highbush and rabbiteye types. Hardy in zones 5 to 10. 150 hours.