What's in Bloom
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Blueberries are a delicious, and one of our
most favorite fruits. It is also a striking ornamental beauty for
your garden and landscape.
Blueberries are easy to grow, require little
care and are seldom bothered by pests.
Recent research has also shown that
blueberries are very rich in anthocyanins and antioxidants, which are
reported to help prevent cancer and improve eyesight.
I am not sure which variety the
first four or five bushes (from west to east) in our row are.
I will have to dig through notes or see if mom can remember.
Huge and delicious berries. As big as a quarter,
delectable, sweet-tart flavor, especially nice with ice cream or
'Darrow' is a vigorous and attractive, upright
- Latin Name: Vaccinium corymbosum
- Class: Highbush Blueberries
- Size at Maturity: 5-6 ft.
- Pollination: Blueberries are self-fertile but produce more
fruit if more than one variety is planted.
- Pests & Diseases: Blueberries are not usually bothered by
pests or diseases. If birds are bothering them, try scaring them away
with Mylar Flash Tape or cover them with netting.
- Hardiness: Most Highbush Blueberries are hardy to minus 30°F.
- Bearing Age: 1st or 2nd year after planting
- Bloom Time: April
- Ripening Time: Late July
- Yield: 15-20 lbs.
- Special Care: Blueberries need acidic soil to grow well and
produce good crops. Before planting, make yourself and your Blueberries
happy by amending your garden soil with copious amounts of peat moss.
- USDA Zone: 4
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