Native plants for wetlands, fields or forests and an eclectic mix of other botanic delights

Vaccinium species

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Blueberry; Jersey, Blue Crop, Duke, Blue Gold, high bush and low bush
Our Native Fruit; Healthy and delicious
Mature Size:
' Height /
' Spread
Expected Size:
5'-6'
/
5'-6'
Light Preference:
Sun to Shade
Soil Preference:
Moist (Mesic)
Price:
$16.50/1 gal. (Highbush Blueberry)
$10.50/gallon; $18.50/3 gal; 3 or more

Blueberries (Vaccinium) are one of the few native North American food plants that have gained favor around the world.  Plant breeders have selected many varieties over the years, from early blooming and fruiting to late with various flavors and levels of sweetness and tartness. We sometimes carry 'Duke' (early, mildly sweet, heavy), 'Bluecrop' (mid, sweet, large fruit), and 'Aurora' (Late, mild, fine quality), and 'Blue Gold'. Ideally, several should be planted fairly close to one another to provide better cross pollination, and a succession of fruit.  There's nothing as tasty as a handfull of fresh blueberries and they are full of healthy antioxidants. They are also attractive and can be planted as a hedge around a patio or deck.

Sun and moist soil are ideal for blueberries, and while they can take shade, sun will produce better crops.

Blueberries prefer soil that is acidic. The soil pH should be between 4 and 5. Soil can be acidified with organic matter like peat moss, pine bark or needles, or aged sawdust (especially oak or pine). You can also mix a small amount of granulated sulfur into the soil several months before planting.  Blueberries are shallow-rooted plants, requiring a moist soil that doesn’t stay overly wet, although we have grown them in boggy conditions.

Plant as early in the spring as possible, digging holes about 18 inches wide and deep, or about twice as wide and 6” deeper than the roots of the plant.  Blueberries don't favor drought, so keep them well irrigated.  We have some 3 gallon varieties at times, and Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon)  ($14.50/gal.) available.

We still have some gallon plants of 'Polaris' varieties for sale at $12.50. Also a few 'Sweetheart' blueberries, and 2 varieties of blackberries.

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Prices listed are subject to change, based upon size change and availability.

We are a small local nursery with limited shipping capability. We will do our best to ship smaller material (usually 1 or 2 gallon), although we can sometimes ship larger plants with the pots removed.

We have some species that are not listed, as we have too few of them to make a full listing plausible. You can always inquire.

We will consider contract growing an order with appropriate advance notice and availability of seed, cuttings or lining out stock.

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