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The Basics of Blueberries

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Why blueberries?

  • Blueberries are a super fruit that is high in antioxidants
  1. Enhances memory
  2. Anti-aging
  3. Improve vision
  • Growing your own blueberries will save you money at the grocery store
  • Blueberries provide year-round color in the garden and are a great shrub for any sunny area
  1. Spring: Bell-shaped flowers
  2. Summer: Antioxidant rich berries
  3. Fall: Foliage turns yellow to orange
  4. Winter: Twiggs are reddish brown


Favorite Blueberry Varieties

  • ‘Bountiful Blue’ Blueberries
  1. This award winner produces large, juicy berries
  2. Has the bluest foliage of any blueberry
  3. Self-fertile but planting another blueberry variety will result in more berries
  • ‘Peach Sorbet’ Blueberries
  1. This new compact blueberry bush
  2. Perfect for containers growing just 2 feet wide and tall.
  • Southern Highbush Blueberries
  1. Collection of blueberries is ideal for the South
  2. Require shorter periods of winter chill time.


Planting Blueberries

  • Blueberries love acidic soil
  1. Amend soil with EB Stone Azalea, Camellia and Gardenia Planting Mix
  2. Mix one part native soil with one part of the EB Stone Azalea, Camellia and Gardenia Planting Mix
  • Plant in a sunny area, typical of edibles
  • Add a 2 inch layer of mulch around the blueberry plant
  1. This will help with water retention and reduce weeds
  • Water thoroughly after planting
  • If you live in an apartment or condo, dwarf blueberries like ‘Peach Sorbet’ can also be planted in large pots

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