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Chill Hours: 800+
Bush Habit: Compact and perfect for landscaping.
Fruit: Medium to large, delicately sweet berries.
Facts of note: Fall foliage and winter wood are a golden yellow, followed by bright-white blooms in the spring. The sky blue colored berries form large clusters that are easy to pick and are wonderful for baking.
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.