Cabernet Splash Blueberry
A fantastic new introduction in the “delicious yet ornamental” category, Cabernet Splash blueberry produces a deep wine red foliage in spring that eventually settles to a mottled green in summer and then alights in color again in fall turning fiery red. The berries are large, early ripening and similar tasting to Toro. After seeing the gorgeous red foliage for the first time we wanted more than just a splash! We drank the whole bottle of this spectacular blueberry bush!
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Latin Name: Vaccinium corymbosum
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: Large
Yield: 15-20 lbs.
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.
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