Blueberry Bundle includes:
A classic, one of the earliest Blueberries to ripen, and one of our favorites, Duke bears good crops of sweet, firm, and tasty fruit making it perfect choice for the Blueberry Bundle. We like them so much, they often disappear before we can get them home. Reliable and very productive, one Duke plant can produce over 20 lbs. of berries. These powder-blue berries begin ripening in early July.
Pink Lemonade Blueberry – pink fruited
Spice up your garden and kitchen table with this new, spectacular variety of blueberries called Pink Lemonade Blueberry. Enjoy profuse, bell-shaped, pinkish-white flowers followed by striking, deep pink fruit in late summer. These unique, large berries are firm and flavorful, great for fresh eating, fruit salads and toppings. Pink Lemonade also features attractive, yellowish-orange, fall color. Truly one of the best tasting berries in the world with it’s profile of sweet blueberry lemonade.
Baby Blue 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
Early Blue Blueberry
One of the earliest to ripen, Earliblue blueberry is a great way to satisfy your blueberry crave. Medium sized, sweet and light blue berries fill this upright shrub in June. Paired with Baby Blue gives you an increased yield.
Don’t forget Blueberry Plant Fertilizer.
If you want lots of of juicy blueberries it’s critical to keep your blueberry plants happy and healthy with the correct type of fertilizer. Down to Earth Acid Mix is the best organic fertilizer we have found. You will be pleased with abundant crops when you fertilize your Blueberry Bushes at least twice a year – once May and again in July.
Latin Name: Vaccinium corymbosum
Site and Soil: Blueberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained, acidic soil. You can try our Acid Mix Fertilizer which is Specially Formulated for Blueberries.
Pollination Requirements: Blueberries are self-fertile but produce more when there is more than one variety. This bundle is perfect for cross pollination. Add Mason Bees to achieve maximum yields.
Hardiness: All the Blueberries in this Blueberry Bundle are hardy to minus 30° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting. It is best to remove blossoms for the first 2 years to promote faster growth
Size at Maturity: 5-6 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: May – August
Yield: 15-20 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Proper plant maintenance like watering, feeding, pruning, and clean-up will keep fungal and insect problems at bay. Scare birds away with Mylar Flash Tape or deter them by covering your plants with netting.
USDA Zone: 4
Sunset Western Zone: 2-9, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 32, 34-43