Sweetheart Blueberry Bush
The Sweetheart Blueberry Bush has beautiful white blossoms and sweet large blueberries. In temperate climates they can produce two bountiful crops in a season.
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Latin Name: Vaccinium cyanococcus
Site and Soil: Full sun to partial shade and well-drained, acidic soil.
Pollination Requirements: Partially self-fertile. Plant two varieties for greater fruit production.
Hardiness: Hardy to -15° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 4-6′ in height by 3-4′ wide.
Bloom Time: March-April
Ripening Time: First crop early June and second crop in August.
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 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: 5