Blueberries


Growing Blueberries
Blueberries will grow in sun or shade (may not bear fruit as well in full shade). Blueberries should be planted 6’ apart. Also, you need two varieties for pollination. Before planting, check soil for acidity (best PH range is 4.0-5.5). If you need to change the acidity of the soil, add Espoma Organic Soil Acidifier. Blueberries like to be moist but not sitting in water, so extra watering during dry periods is suggested. Holly-tone or miracid is a good fertilizer to use. Very little maintenance is required for blueberries. (Annual pruning of older stems is usually all that is needed). This is a native plant that does well with little help and lasts a lifetime. Blueberries also have good fall color. So add some to your foundation planting- even if you do not like them, the birds will. GREAT SOURCE OF ANTIOXIDANTS! 


Varieties We Normally Carry (Check Store for Current Availability)

Blue Jay
Early mid-season; Medium sized mild-sweet flavor; Leaves are large and light green; grows 6-7’. 

Elliot
Very late season (into September); Sky blue berries can be tart if not left on bush to fully ripen; Plant is attractive and makes a good hedge or landscape plant; Has bright burgundy colored woody stems. 

Blue Crop
Mid season; Large, firm, crack resistant, light blue fruit; High quality fruit; Heavy bearer; upright, hardy grower; Good for fresh eating, preserves, baking, and freezing. 

Blue Ray
Mid season; Large, light blue fruit in tight clusters; High yielding, with good flavor; Very Hardy. 

Jersey 
Late season; Hardy, 6-8’, dense, upright, ornamental plant; Perennial favorite; High yielding, medium, blue, very sweet berries – a favorite for baking; one of the oldest and widely grown. 

Northland-
Early Mid season; Very cold hardy; grows to 4’ with 4’ spread; Very productive; Dark blue medium sized berries have high sugar content; Excellent for baking and jams. 

Brazelberry Varieties 
– Great in Containers or in the ground.

Peach Sorbet
These little blueberry wonders are prolific - producing a bumper crop of large, flavorful blueberries mid-summer with super sweet flavor like homemade blueberry jelly. Brilliant green new foliage emerges in spring which gives way to darker greens with red hues throughout the summer and fall. 

Jelly Bean
These little blueberry wonders are prolific - producing a bumper crop of large, flavorful blueberries mid-summer with super sweet flavor like homemade blueberry jelly. Brilliant green new foliage emerges in spring which gives way to darker greens with red hues throughout the summer and fall. 

Blueberry Glaze
Small, little dark (almost black) berries present in little bundles mid-summer. The small berries have intense flavor much like the flavor of wild blueberries. With their deep flesh color, these berries pack a healthful punch with their antioxidant-rich qualities.