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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.
Bluecrop Northern Blueberry
No. 1 variety, the standard of excellence. Very productive, upright, vigorous bush. Ripens mid season. Large, firm, flavorful blueberry does not drop or crack. Tolerates hot summers if soil is moist, acidic, and high in humus. 800 hours. Self-fruitful. Hardy to zone 4.
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.
Evergreen variety bears heavy yields of medium to large flavorful fruit. Ripens mid to late season. Orange foliage over winter. Grows to six feet tall. Zones 5-9. 5-600 hours.
Early. In the West, Misty is quite vigorous, growing very well both on the coast and in inland. Excellently flavored blueberry does well in areas with chilling as low as 150 hours and all areas with mild winters and hot summers. Self-fruitful. Hardy to zone 5.
Pink Lemonade Blueberry
Beautiful and striking bright pink fruit that is sweet with translucent flesh. Perfect combination of an ornamental and fruit producing plant! 200 hours. Hardy to zone 4.
Superior flavored blueberry with a long harvest time. The bush is vigorous, upright and does especially well in lighter sandy soil or with generous additions of organic matter. This Florida native is performing well in California, both inland and on the coast where chilling hours reach 2-300 hours. Ripens mid season. Zones 6-9.