late ripening variety, Delite has excellent flavor, not sharply acid. Though
they can be eaten greener than other varieties, the berries are light blue
to reddish-blue when ripe. The shrub is vigorous and upright.
Part of the GA River Series released from Univ. of Georgia in 2002, Ochlockonee
has excellent yields. The firm berries have a good blue color and a sweet
flavor. Plant growth is vigorous and upright. Ripens early to mid-season.
Powder Blue has reliable crops of large berries
because of its spring frost resistance. The light blue, firm fruit hang in
clusters, resist cracking and hold a sweet flavor. The shrub is vigorous
and upright. Ripens in mid-late season.
Bumper crops are produced with the distinctive
powdery blue color on the large firm berries. The flavor is excellent, and
the berries store well. The plant growth is vigorous ad upright. Ripens
mid to late season, Tifblue is a very popular and productive variety. The
berries are light blue, very firm and quite flavorful. Plant growth is
vigorous and upright often used for ornamental hedges. It is the most winter
Another great variety for Univ. of GA, 2004, Vernon is an early season
Rabbiteye, usually several days ahead of Climax and Premier. Berries of
Vernon are large and have excellent flavor and firmness. The variety is
hardy, escapes many late frosts, has good yields and excellent plant
vigor. Care should be used in fertilizing Vernon, as over fertilization
(especially nitrogen) promoting excess vegetative vigor but not readily
contributing to yield. Alapaha is a recommended companion variety.
TOP HAT Dwarf Blueberry
A perfect name for this dwarf cultivar, growing to about 1½ feet high
and wide. Loaded with white blooms in spring that develop into smaller
light blue berries. Perfect for low border plantings, perennial beds,
and container gardening. Excellent bonsai plant. Foliage turns a bright
red fall color. Full to part sun, with more late shade in areas with hotter
summers. Zones 3-7.
(Vaccinium corymbosum x V. angustifolium)
Wild Lowbush Blueberry
(Vaccinium angustifolium) A native to the eastern U.S., the lowbush has
great promise as an ornamental groundcover growing 8-12” high and 3-4 ft
wide. Profuse white blooms yield small sized light blue fruit, and the
dark glossy foliage turns bright red-orange in the fall. The berries have
a “wild” blueberry flavor and high antioxidant levels. Annual pruning is
not necessary, but the plants yield best if 2/3 of the growth is sheared
back every third year in late winter.
Berries for gardeners
requesting earlier crops, and for our more northern customers.
Self-pollinating, but will set a larger, better crop with two
varieties planted. Zones 5-7a.
Liberty scores high
with exceptional levels of antioxidants and phenols for your immune
system! Berries area pretty powder blue, flavorful and large with
excellent firmness for longer storage. Tolerant of fluctuating spring
temps enable consistently yielding crops.
Plants have a vigorous and upright growth
Ripens in late season.
Patriot is a new variety that produces
consistent crops of very large berries that are dark blue and highly
flavored. This is a lower growing, spreading shrub to about 4 ft., and is
more adaptable to moister soils than other varieties. Ripens early.
A cross of
Rabbiteye with Northern Highbush, will withstand lower winter temperatures
and high summer heat. Self-pollinate but, but will set a larger,
better crop with two varieties. Zones 7-10.
One of the most attractive southern highbush varieties with bright
blue-green foliage contrasting with the hot pink spring blooms and sky blue summer fruit. The berries
are medium to large with excellent flavor. Ripens early (late May).
A very sweet and firm blueberry developed at NC
State with the USDA. The bloom period is extended over a longer period of
time and may produce two pickings. Plant growth is semi-upright. Ripens early.
One of the earliest ripening and most popular
new varieties. The fruit are large, firm and dark blue with excellent quality. Flavor is very sweet with slight tartness. Ripens very early.
Blueberries are one of the easiest and carefree fruits to grow -
excellent for both the beginner and organic gardener. With few pests or diseases,
spraying may be left to an "as needed" basis if ever. Plant in full (best) to part sun in
well-drained compost-enriched soil with a pH of 4.5-5.2 is best. Don't plant any deeper than the
top of the root ball.
Fertilize with two
Grape-Berry Agriform tablets the first year. Mulch well
(2-3") and keep a weekly deep watering the first two summers either by
rain or irrigation.
Space 4-5 ft. for hedge effect or 8-10 ft. to be able to pick all
the way around.
Plant height may be kept at 4-6 ft. for easier
It is recommended to pick off berries the first year to encourage good shrub
More information is available at
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(We cannot ship Blueberries to CA, WA or OR
due to their State Regulations)