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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue
(Mid-Late Harvest)

Item Number: FV365

$8.99

Backordered. ETA: 01/13/2017

$8.99

Backordered. ETA: 01/13/2017

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Description

Vaccinium hybrid, The Southern Patio Blueberry

  • Zones: 5-10
  • Plant Age: 2 Years
  • Chill Hours: 150
  • Harvest: Mid to late season.
  • Bush Habit: Upright, compact bush reaching 3' tall, with blue-green and burgundy foliage in fall.
  • Fruit: Medium, rich, sweet flavored berries.
  • Facts of note: For gardens from San Diego to Seattle, Sunshine Blue is a Southern Highbush that has it all. This semi-dwarf, versatile evergreen blueberry features showy hot pink flowers that fade to white in spring, yielding large crops of delicious berries. Sunshine Blue tolerates higher pH soils better than many other blueberries and it is self-pollinizing but will produce a bigger crop if another blueberry variety is planted nearby. The low chilling requirement of 150 hours makes it suitable for Southern California, but we find it is surprisingly cold-hardy and a wonderful addition to patios and gardens in the Pacific Northwest.

Delicious, exceptionally nutritious, high in bioflavanoids. Consider climate suitability, ripening season and fruit size when selecting varieties and include at least two different varieties for cross–pollination and fruiting (any two varieties will do, regardless of ripening time). Grow in acidic, well–drained soil. Cottonseed meal is an excellent fertilizer for blueberries along with good quality compost and peat moss.

Check out our Fruit Harvest Chart to plan for successive harvests.

Features

  • Container Compatible
  • Long-Lived

Characteristics

Chill Hours Needed 0-150 hours Fruit is Good For Canning, Dehydrating, Freezing, Fresh Eating, Jam/Jelly, Pies/Cobblers
Shipped As Dormant Plant Quantity Single Plant
Growth Habit Bush Blueberry Type Southern (0-700 chill hours)
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years Approximate Harvest Time Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer
Planting Time Spring, Winter USDA Zone 5 - 10
Chill Hours Needed 0-150 hours
Fruit is Good For Canning, Dehydrating, Freezing, Fresh Eating, Jam/Jelly, Pies/Cobblers
Shipped As Dormant
Plant Quantity Single Plant
Growth Habit Bush
Blueberry Type Southern (0-700 chill hours)
Time to Fruit Production 2-3 Years
Approximate Harvest Time Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer
Planting Time Spring, Winter
USDA Zone 5 - 10

Suggested Pollenizers

Useful Information

Planting & Growing Guide

Videos & Articles

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Shipping Information

Cannot ship to the following states: HI, PR. Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 3.00 lbs. Dimensions: 14"L x 3"W x 3"H

Guarantee

Limited Guarantee for Dormant Trees & Plants (When Planted in the Ground by April 1st)

Claim Deadline is June 1st (with the exception of persimmon trees, which have a deadline of June 15th)! Claims placed after June 1st (or June 15th for persimmon trees) will be denied.

What We Guarantee
Our only guarantee is that your dormant tree/plant will arrive in good, viable condition and will leaf out by May 15th (historically 98% of our trees do). This guarantee is only available to customers who purchased their tree/plant directly from us, and who planted their tree/plant in the ground by April 1st (or temporarily in a pot if the ground in their zone was still frozen solid).

What We Cannot Guarantee
We cannot guarantee that your tree/plant remains alive & healthy, or bears fruit, as there are too many variables beyond our control in order to do so (i.e. soil preparation, planting, fertilization, weed & pest control, adequate irrigation and/or drainage, chill hours, compatible hardiness for your zone, proper choice of pollinator, etc).

How to Request a Credit
If your tree/plant does not leaf out by May 15th, please contact us as soon as possible (but no later than June 1st, or June 15th for persimmon trees) and we will issue you a credit (not a refund) for the purchase price of your tree/plant (excluding shipping).*

(*) We reserve the right to not issue credit for items already replaced. We also reserve the right to require photographic evidence of the condition of your tree/plant and/or a scratch test. The scratch test consists of checking for green under the bark a few inches over the graft (please watch our video titled Bare Root (Dormant) Warranty for more information on this simple procedure). If the scratch test reveals a brown cambium, the tree/plant is dead or dying.

Reviews

Quality Product

Bought these and 3 over varieties of Blueberries and couldn't be happier. I was happy with the way they were packaged and after a month they have already grown quite and bit and are starting to flower.

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Pretty small...

My 5 plants were spindly, some branches missing any leaves, and just about 10 inches tall (so I assume they are measuring the pot height and adding a bit to that to get to the 14 inch description). Compared to the local store inventory these look a little sad. I'm keeping them and hoping for the best. But if I buy again, unless I'm buying a very large quantity where the difference in cost would matter, I'll just pay 2 - 3 dollars more per plant to get a more vigorous and bushier seedling that actually is 12 - 14 inches tall.

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Love this Blueberry!!

I live in north Texas and planted the Sunshine Blue in the spring, it is now mid-late June and we have picked around 115 blueberries from 1 bush! My kids love picking the berries and enjoy eating them also. They are a great tasting berry and I will be buying more for next year!

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Lots of Blueberries first year!

I received my blueberry plant at the end of this last year.. and planted it in a smart pot exactly how the grow organic blueberry video instructed. My Sunshine Blue is doing fantastic!! It had a lot of blossoms and they are already turning into tons of little blueberries. I'm so happy with it. I'm going to buy more of them this year!

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Blueberry

I planted these right in the ground, added cottonseed meal and they didn't look that great for quite some time. I watered them a lot and they began looking better. Produced a very small amount of fruit. I suggest not planting these in the ground and only planting them in pots until they get established

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