Blueberry Varieties for 2019

 

Our blueberry plants are Northwest friendly varieties, between 2-3 years old (one gallon size) and 3-4 years old (2 gallon size), so it won't take long before you are able to enjoy fresh berries from your garden. We have put together some information to help you decide which plant is best for your growing conditions. 

 

Bluecrop - One or two gallon pot

Fruits ripen in mid-July and the harvest can go on for several weeks. Bluecrop is a good berry for freezing, baking and fresh eating. Vigorous upright growth of 4-6 feet; keep pruned. The bushes become a blaze of crimson in the fall season, so they are ideal arranged as a hedge. Acidic soil preferred

 

Sun: Full sun

Season: Mid July

Height: 5-6 feet

Spread: 4-6 feet

Flavor: Sweet

Fruit Size: Large

 

 

Duke - One or two gallon pot

The Duke blueberry is a very popular variety - it has a sweet flavor, produces a large fruit as well as produces a large quantity of berries over the season. Produces white and pink flowers in spring, yellow and orange foliage in the fall. Duke is an self pollinating blueberry, to produce more fruit you can cross pollinate. 

 

Sun: Full sun

Season: Early (June)

Height: 4-6 feet

Spread: 6-8 feet

Flavor: Sweet and Tangy

Fruit Size: Large

 

 

Hardy Blue - Two gallon pot

 

The Hardy Blue is an established variety in the Pacific Northwest. It is known for producing large amounts of very sweet, medium sized berries. This variety is adaptable to a variey of soil types (including heavy clay soil).

 

Sun: Full Sun

Season: Mid-Season

Height: 4-6 feet

Spread: 6 feet

Flavor: Very Sweet

Fruit SIze: Medium

 

 

Legacy - One gallon pot

 

The Legacy blueberry produces a large amount of fruit in the late seaon (summer). Produces medioum to large fruit that is great for storing and freezing as well as fresh eating. Great for hedge planting - foliage turn crimson on the fall. 

 

Sun: Full sun

Season: Late season

Height: 6 feet

Spread: 4 feet

Flavor: Sweet

Fruit Size: Medium to large

 

 

Polaris - One or two gallon pot

 

Polaris is an early season producer; fruit is ideal for freezing and baking, as well as fresh eating. Polaris has dense foliage and is a small statured plant that produces a high yield of friut. Fall foliage is red with white blossoms in spring.

 

Sun: Full sun

Season: Early season

Height: 3-4 feet

Spread: 3-4 feet

Flavor: Sweet

Fruit Size: Medium 

Rebel - One gallon pot

 

The Rebel blueberry is a Southern Highbush variety and a strong grower. Produces medium to large sized sweet berries which are great for fresh eating, baking and freezing. 

 

Sun: Full sun

Season: Early season

Height: 5-6 feet

Spread: 3-4 feet

Flavor: Sweet

Fruit Size: Medium-Large

 

 

St. Cloud - One gallon pot

The St. Cloud berry is great for raised beds and containers due to their shallow root system. They have an upright growth habit and prodcue large clusters of sweet, firm fruit. Orange foliage in the fall with white blossoms in spring. 

 

Sun: Full sun

Season: Mid- season

Height: 4 feet

Spread: 3-4 feet

Flavor: Sweet

Fruit Size: Medium-Large

 

Sweetheart - One or two gallon pot

 

The Sweetheart Blueberry is an early season blueberry that will produce a second harvest late in the season. Beautiful plant with uniquely shaped white blossoms and also a self-pollinating plant.

 

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Season: Late spring, early summer (possible to get a second crop mid-August)

Height: 5-6 feet

Spread: 4-5 feet

Flavor: Sweet

Fruit SIze: Medium- Large

 

Top Hat - Two gallon pot

 

The Top Hat blueberry is a compact grower and produces a full size, firm fruit - great plant for containers. Fruit is sweet, but has a wild, tart hint to it. Bell shaped light pink blooms - great plant for containers. Foliage turns a blaze of orange in fall.

 

Sun: Full Sun

Season: Summer

Height: 2 feet

Spread: 2 feet

Flavor:  Sweet and Tart

Fruit SIze: Medium

 

Velvetleaf - One gallon pot

The Velvetleaf is a low spreading blueberry shrub that will grow into thickets. It has bright green leaves that have velvety, pale hairs on the underside. Blossoms are white, bell shaped and the fruit is small and sweet. This grows best in dry acidic soils or rocky well drained areas. Great for drying, baking or fresh eating. 

     

Sun: Full sun

Season: Mid- season

Height: 2 feet

Spread: 2-3 feet

Flavor: Sweet

Fruit Size: Small

 

 

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