Great for the South, and hardy as far north as Chicago!
Sunshine Blue Dwarf Blueberry
Dwarf Plants, Pink Flowers, and Delicious Fruit!
Self-pollinating, it's so easy to grow, and the foliage is semi-evergreen!
|Genus 2 ||Vaccinium |
|Species ||corymbosum |
|Variety ||'Sunshine Blue' |
|Item Form ||3 1/2-inch Pot |
|Zone ||5 - 9 |
|BloomStartToEnd ||Mid Summer |
|Habit ||Dwarf |
|PlantHeight ||3 ft - 4 ft |
|PlantWidth ||3 ft - 4 ft |
|Restrictions ||Canada, California, Hawaii, Michigan, Oregon |
Third year is the charm - tons of blueberries this year
I live in zone 9, and have had 2 of these plants for 3 years. Until this year, the larger plant would throw off a few and the smaller plant zero, but this is the first year that both plants are producing like crazy. AND they taste really good. Blueberries are so expensive in the stores.
I've heard of other people in Florida saying they tried growing blueberries. I guess you just need to be patient.
Arrived in excellent condition
I was amazed at what good shape this little blueberry was in after shipping -- plant looks very healthy, and it was meticulously packed for its journey via USPS. THANK YOU for such care in your plant rearing and transit.
We planted just one at our last house and within a couple of years it was 3x3 and outperforming all of the other blueberries bushes we had planted. Delicious fruit, abundant producer. Dig deep and provide a well mulched bed and watch this little guy take off. Buying three for our new home!
What a great plant!
This little bush produces so many berries for its size, and they are delicious! Sweet and full of flavor, it tastes to me like a blueberry should, not mealy and bland. I have transplanted some of mine twice with no ill effects. It seems to grow fairy slowly but I haven't really given it a lot of attention and I am growing it directly in the ground. With a little more care or in a pot it might grow faster. I love this blueberry!
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.