Baby Blues Highbush Blueberry
Developed by Chad Finn of USDA-ARD, Corvallis, Oregon, in collaboration with Oregon State University, Baby Blues Highbush Blueberry is great for processing and for fresh eating. An abundant crop of very small (0.8 gram), firm, light blue berries, which ripen mid-season. It is very similar to Bluecrop. They have a small scar, gourmet flavor, and are excellent frozen.
Ideal in muffins, pancakes, or any foods where you want the berry to remain intact, and have phenomenal flavor!
Read more about the Baby Blues Highbush Blueberry in the Oregon State University Publication, Hort Science VOL. 51(6) JUNE 2016
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Latin Name: Vaccinium ‘baby blues’
Site and Soil: Blueberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained, acidic soil.
Pollination Requirements: Partially self-fertile. Plant two varieties for greater fruit production.
Hardiness: Hardy to minus 30° F. Has survived winters in Michigan with minimal injury.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 5-6 ft. in height by 4 ft wide. Upright and robust.
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: July
Fruit Size: Small
Care: Blueberries prefer acidic soil (pH 4.5-5.5). Fertilize in early spring with a granular or liquid acid fertilizer. In late winter prune out any dead branches. After harvest, prune non fruit-bearing branches, leaving new branches to fruit the following season.
Yield: 15-20 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Blueberries are not bothered by significant pest or disease problems. Scare birds away with Mylar Flash Tape or deter them by covering your plants with netting.
USDA Zone: 4-8