Emerald Blueberry Southern Highbush
A new patented variety of Emerald Blueberry from Florida, Emerald bears extremely heavy crops of large, sweet and flavorful, medium-blue berries. Great for growers in the Northwest, it is also a superior variety for California and other regions with mild winters. (USPP 12,165)
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Latin Name: Vaccinium hybrid
Site and Soil: Emerald Blueberry 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 0° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 4-5 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: Late July
Fruit Size: Large
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 pests or diseases. Scare birds away with Mylar Flash Tape or deter them by covering your plants with netting.
USDA Zone: 7-10