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Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Mid-Late Harvest) - FV365

Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Mid-Late Harvest) Blueberry - Sunshine Blue (Mid-Late Harvest)
Planting Blueberries & Growing Blueberries

Planting Blueberries & Growing Blueberries

$7.99
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  • Not registered for sale in: HI, PR
  • Sold out for the season. Available again in January 2016.

PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION

When placing your bare root orders, please be aware that AS SOON as the trees/plants are available to ship (Dec. for trees, Jan. for plants), we will begin shipping IMMEDIATELY - no matter where you are located !!!

There are several factors why we must ship immediately:

  • We can only ship bare root items when they are dormant. With us being located in CA, trees/plants can come out of dormancy well before the rest of the nation is ready to plant.
  • We receive our bare root items in successive deliveries. We need to move them out quickly, as our space is limited.
  • It is very challenging, if not impossible, to keep track of who gets what when dealing with ten's of thousands of trees/plants and 200 varieties over 3 months, hence we must adhere to our policy.

ATTENTION "POLAR VORTEX" AFFECTED CUSTOMERS

When your order arrives, you should remove it from the outside elements before nightfall. If you will not be present at the destination when the order will be delivered, you should either ship the order to another location or make sure someone will be there to take care of your order.

While your order is hardy enough to withstand freezing temperatures in its box, you definitely should not leave it outside in sub-zero temperatures for days on end.

AS IMPORTANTLY, you then need to open the box, remove the trees/plants from their plastic bag, store them in a basement, cellar or garage, covering their roots with sand, dirt, sawdust or wood chips (do not use cedar that is toxic to the trees) and keep them moist until you are able to plant them in the ground in Spring.


Vaccinium hybrid, The Southern Patio Blueberry

Southern Highbush

  • Zones: 5-10
  • 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 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. 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. Gardeners in warmer climates can enjoy growing blueberries by choosing one of the Southern Highbush varieties. These require fewer chill hours than the Northern Highbush which require over 1000 hours. 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.

These blueberries are 2 year plants.

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

Customer 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.

Review by (on )
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.

Review by (on )
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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