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Blueberries for All

Delicious, nutritious blueberries are easy and rewarding to grow in nearly any space.  In larger yards, you can plant attractive rows of full size blueberry plants to create bountiful harvests each summer.  If you have a deck or patio to garden on, you may also grow blueberries wonderfully in containers.  All you need is a location that has full to part sun, and well drained, evenly moist soil.  They are not drought tolerant plants so remember  to provide water during our dry summer months.

Select a container that is at least 24 to 36” high and wide when growing blueberries in a pot.  Fill your pot with potting soil for proper drainage.  Our favorite varieties for containers include ‘Sunshine Blue’ which typically keeps its leaves year round (evergreen) and grows 3’ tall and wide with tasty, medium sized berries.  ‘Bountiful Blue’ also has evergreen foliage and boasts large tangy, sweet berries.  ‘Top Hat’ grows only 1’ to 2’ high with a wonderful wild blueberry flavor. 

In addition to bearing delicious fruit the whole family will enjoy, many varieties boast beautiful fall foliage colors and are attractive plants mixed in the landscape. 

 

Blueberries at Squak Mt. Nursery

(supplies are limited)

Variety

Notes

Berry Size

Harvest Period

Fall Foliage

Bluecrop

Great yields, classic / sweet flavor, disease resistant

Large

Mid-season

Red

Bluejay

Delicately sweet flavor, beautiful in landscape

Medium

Mid-season

Orange, yellow

Bountiful Blue

Great for containers, super sweet berries,

semi-evergreen foliage

Medium

Mid-late

Blue-green

Darrow

Robust flavor

Large

Late season

Orange, red

Duke

Savory, sweet berry, heavy producer

Large

Early season

Orange, yellow

Elliott

Zesty flavor, bountiful yields

Med / Lg

Late season

Red, orange

Hardyblue

Aromatic, very sweet

Medium

Mid-season

Bright red

Northsky

Fresh, wild berry taste. Only 18” tall, great for containers

Small

Mid-season

Red, burgundy

Pink Lemonade

Deep pink (!) berries, pleasant flavor

Medium

Mid-late

Golden, orange

Sunshine Blue

Great for containers, delicious berries,

semi-evergreen foliage

Medium

Mid-late

Blue-green, burgundy

Top Hat

Delicious taste. Only 18” tall, great for containers

Small

Mid-season

Red, orange

Toro

Abundant fruit clusters, sweet flavor

Large

Mid-season

Crimson red, yellow

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