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!
Latin Name: Vaccinium corymbosum
Site and Soil: Blueberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained, acidic soil.
Pollination Requirements: Blueberries require two different varieties for cross-pollination.
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
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
Sunset Western Zone: 2-9, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 32, 34-43