Norman Southern Highbush Blueberry
A very recent release from the University of Arkansas’s blueberry breeding program and one of the best for southern and West Coast growers. Norman Southern Highbush Blueberry produces crops as abundant as Bluecrop or Duke, making it viable for commercial production in warmer areas of the country. Berries are firm, very tasty and ship well. Not recommended for areas with late spring frosts.
Latin Name: Vaccinium ‘Norman’
Site and Soil: Blueberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained, acidic soil.
Pollination Requirements: Highbush Blueberries are partially self-fertile. Plant another Southern Highbush variety for cross pollinating,
Hardiness: Baby Blues is hardy to -10° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 5′ high and wide
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: June-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: 6-9
Sunset Western Zone: 2-9, 14-17
Sunset Northeast Zone: 32, 34-43