Blueberries are a lovely shrub that are suitable for use as an edible or ornamental. Produces bell-shaped white flowers in spring with glossy green leaves that turn scarlet red to glowing orange in fall. Sweet, dark berries ripen in early-mid summer and make for truly delicious fresh eating or can be used in cooking and baking.

Blueberries require acidic soil with a pH of 4.5 - 5.5. Amend soil with peat moss or pine needles to lower pH, or add aluminum sulfate. Test pH regularly to ensure proper acidity is maintained. Blueberries thrive in soils rich in organic matter. Amending soil with composted manure or compost is recommended. Maintain soil moisture but avoid overly wet conditions.

While many varieties are self-fertile, meaning they will set fruit without a pollinating partner, cross pollination increases yields. Plant two or more varieties for best fruit production.

 

Patriot

Hardiness Zones: 3 - 7

Exposure: Full Sun - Part Sun

Mature Size: 3-6' tall, 3-4' wide

Fruit: Large, sweet, firm, dark blue berries ripen in July. Excellent flavor.

 

Blue Ray

Hardiness Zones: 4 - 7

Exposure: Full Sun - Part Sun

Mature Size: 5-6' tall, 3-4' wide

Fruit: Large, firm berries with well balanced, sweet-tart flavor ready to harvest in July.

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