Bred at the University of Minnesota Chippewa Blueberry is a 3-4 ft. tall compact bush that produces abundant, very light blue, sweet and tasty berries. Ripening in July, they are a delicious summer snack and topping for ice cream. Chippewa is also a fine ornamental shrub with beautiful, red fall foliage.
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Latin Name: Vaccinium corymbosum x V. angustifolium
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 40° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 3-4 ft.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: July
Fruit Size: Medium-Large
Yield: 3-5 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 pests or diseases. Scare birds away with Mylar Flash Tape or deter them by covering your plants with netting.
USDA Zone: 3-8