Blueberry Varieties for 2020

 

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 & 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

 

 

Blue Gold - Two Gallon Pot

Bluegold blueberry produces fruit mid-season. It has bell shaped white flowers in the spring then shows light blue fruit which ripen early July. Red and purple foliage in the fall, sweet berries. 

 

Sun: Full sun to partial shade            

Season: Mid-Season                       

Height: 5-8 feet   

Spread: 5-8 feet

Flavor: Sweet

Fruit Size: Medium –Large

 

Blueray

The Blueray blueberry produces very large, light blue fruit, with a very sweet flavor. Fruit ripens mid-season (July), plants are winter-hardy. Produces abundant fruit that is great for freezing or fresh eating. Produces pink flowers in the spring and bright red foliage in fall.

 

Sun: Full sun                                   

Season: Summer                             

Height: 4-6 feet

Spread: 3-4 feet  

Flavor: Sweet

Fruit Size: Large                              

 

 

Bonus - One Gallon Pot

The Bonus variety of blueberry is very hardy and a voracious producer of fruit. Bonus produces one of the largest fruits (approximate size of a quarter). Fruit is firm with a good flavor. 

 

Sun: Full Sun                           

Season: Mid-Late Season        

Height: 5-6 feet     

 Spread: 4-6 feet

Flavor: Tasty                    

Fruit Size: Very Large

 

Duke - One & 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

 

Jubilee - One Gallon Pot

The Jubilee plant is a consistent producer of fruit peaking mid-season. Berries are powder blue in color, sweet and medium sized. The plant itself is a compact grower with white bell shaped blossoms. Foliage is reddish purple with red stems during the off-season. A self-pollinating plant.

 

Sun: Full sun                                     

Season: Summer                            

Height: 4-6 feet   

Spread: 4-6 feet  

 Flavor: Sweet                           

Fruit Size: Large

 

 

Reka (Northern High Bush) - One Gallon Pot

The Reka blueberry is great for canning and freezing. This variety is a quick grower and high producer of fruit in early season. Berries are medium to large in size. Reka prefers well-drained, acidic soil that is consistently moist. Gorgeous burgundy foliage in autumn.

Sun: Full Sun                  

Season: Early season    

Height: 4-6  feet

Spread: 6 feet

Flavor: Exceptional              

Fruit Size: Medium – Large

 

 

Sweetheart - One & 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

 

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