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Blueberry Bush

When placing your bare root orders, please be aware that AS SOON as the trees/plants arrive in stock (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. Once they begin to bud out, we are unable to ship.
  • We receive our bare root items in successive deliveries. We need to move them out quickly, as our space is quite limited.
  • It is very challenging, if not impossible, to keep track of who gets what when dealing with 20,000 trees 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, preferably sooner. If you will not be present at the shipping 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 cannot leave it outside in sub-zero temperatures for days and expect it to survive.

AS IMPORTANTLY, you then need to open the box, remove the trees/plants from the plastic bag, store the trees/plants in a basement-cellar-garage, cover their roots with sand-dirt-sawdust-wood chips and keep them moist until you are able to plant them in the ground.

About Blueberry Bushes

Your climate region zone is one of the keys for selecting varieties. Gardeners in warmer climates can enjoy growing blueberries by choosing one of the Southern Highbush varieties. These have chill requirements as low as 100 hours. Southern Highbush do require at least two varieties for cross-pollination and fruiting (any two varieties will do, regardless of ripening time).

Northern Highbush perfect for Northern regions that receive 800-1000 hours or more of chill, these are primarily self pollinating, but benefit from better pollination and larger fruit when planted with a second selections.

Blueberries have early, mid and late fruiting varieties which can provide your garden with up to 90 days of fruit by planting some from each.

Grow in acidic, well–drained soil. Cottonseed meal is an excellent fertilizer for blueberries along with good quality compost and peat moss.

Sold as single bare-root plants which are 14"+. Shipping weight 3 lb/plant.

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