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Earliblue Blueberry
The First to Ripen!

Earliblue Blueberry

3 1/2-inch Pot
Item # 28584
$12.95
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Bright red canes and glowing red fall foliage!

This Northern Highbush is beautiful and dependable.
Get blueberry season started even sooner this year with Earliblue, the first to ripen! These big, light blue, mildly flavored sweet berries begin in late June in many climates and keep going over a good season.

The berries arise on bright red canes that keep this plant ornamental year-round. In spring, ½-inch white flowers, occasionally tinged with pink, attract butterflies by the dozen. The berries are next, also ½-inch across but packed with mild sweet flavor and very resistant to cracking. Earllblue always delivers big yields, and you'll come to rely on its dependable performance!

Earliblue reaches 4 to 6 feet high and 2 to 3 feet wide, with an upright, well-branched habit and heavy fruiting. In autumn, the dark green leaves sport handsome shades of deep red to burgundy, adding another season to this plant's glory! Content in full sun to part shade and acidic soil (culture it as you would an Azalea), Earliblue is great in the border, as a hedge, or in mass plantings. Enjoy this early, ultra-reliable, cold-hardy Northern Highbush for many years to come! Zones 5-7. Cannot ship to CA, MI, OR, WA.

Genus2 Vaccinium
Species corymbosum
Variety 'Earliblue'
ItemForm 3 1/2-inch Pot
Zone 5 - 7
BloomStartToEnd Mid Spring
FruitColor Blue
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 4 ft - 6 ft
PlantWidth 24 in - 3 ft
BloomSize .5 in
FruitWidth .5 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Berries, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Free Bloomer
BloomColor Light Pink, White
FoliageColor Dark Green, Red
HarvestSeason Early Summer
LightRequirements Full Sun, Part Shade
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant
SoilTolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cuisine, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, California, Hawaii, Michigan, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Washington, Guam, Virgin Islands

How many years before fruiting plants bear their first crop?

For fruiting plants such as blueberry, raspberry, blackberry, fig, honeyberry, cranberry, and grape, it takes 2 years to bear the first crop. That does not mean you may not get some fruit before then. Depending on the size and maturity of the plant shipped, you may get at least a few pieces of fruit or a small quantity produced the first year. But, by the second year, you should have your first real crop of fruit to enjoy and fruit production will increase every year thereafter.