Sunshine Blue Blueberry
A gardener’s delight, Sunshine Blue Blueberry features showy, hot pink flowers followed by dime-sized, sweet berries with a delicious tangy flavor. Sunshine Blue fruit begins ripening in mid-summer and continues over a period of about two months. A compact, evergreen, 3 ft. tall shrub, it is great for container growing as well as in the ground.
Latin Name: Vaccinium corymbosum
Site and Soil: Blueberries like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained, acidic soil.
Pollination Requirements: Blueberries are self-fertile. Plant two varieties for greater fruit production.
Hardiness:Sunshine Blue is hardy to 0° F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 3 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: April
Ripening Time: July-August
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
Sunset Western Zone: 8, 9, 14-17, 18-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed