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Blueberries

Blueberries

Members of the Vaccinium genus along with cranberries and lingonberries, which all prefer light textured and very acidic soil.

Potted Bush (1 gallon)    2 years plus: $15.00

There are occasionally larger sizes available.

Managing Blueberries

Regardless of your soil type, however, blueberries can be grown by adding peat moss as an ammendment. Simply distribute a bale (3.8 cubic foot) of peat through the soil per 3 young bushes. The peat should be moistened first or it will dry out your bushes. (Mix it with water in an old tub. We fill my son's plastic swimming pool with a bale and stomp around in it in our muck boots to get it wet...and for recreation). Incorporate this with the native soil, a light application of fertilizer or compost, plant your bushes and cover with a 3 inch layer of softwood mulch (softwood needles, ground wood or bark, but never cedar). Do not incorporate raw wood products with the soil or you will suck avery last bit of nitrogen out of it. Although a light application of elemental sulfur each year will keep the pH low, the continual re-addition of the softwood mulches will likely make this unnecessary. Never let the soil dry out. pH level should be about 4.5 ideally.

More information on blueberries can be found in the Research section (see right hand column above).

Cultivars:

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  1. Gift Certificate

    Gift Certificate

    Order a Gift Certificate in 5 dollar increments (20 dollar minumum). HOW TO ORDER : Each number you order is in increments of 5. For example if you want a 50 dollar certificate you order 10. Sample : 10 units x 5 dollars each = 50.00 We will mail a nice card with the gift certificate anywhere in the US at no charge. Learn More
  2. Northland Blueberry

    Northland Blueberry

    Highbush x lowbush cross. Medium sized full flavored berries on a 4' bush. Withstands heavy snows. Learn More
  3. Patriot Blueberry

    Patriot Blueberry

    A 4 to 5 foot bush with very large sweet berries of typical quality. Learn More

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