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Blueberry

Legacy Blueberry

Description: Legacy is a vigorous blueberry that is a heavy producer. This blueberry has an excellent taste test rating and has great fruit quality.

  • Flavor/ Texture: Excellent flavor
  • Color of Skin: Blue
  • Color of Flesh: Light Blue
  • Shape of Fruit: Berry with a flared crown
  • Size and Shape of Plant: 4-5 feet tall, an open spreading plant

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-8

Chill Requirement: 800-1,000 chill hours

Bloom Date: Late season

Harvest Date: May – August

Pollination: Need cross-pollination. Any other variety of blueberries can cross-pollinate with Legacy, even if it has a different bloom time.

 

Sweetheart Blueberry

Description: Sweetheart is a unique blueberry that produces two crops per year. This berry is considered a Northern Highbush and is winter hardy.

  • Flavor/ Texture: Firm and sweet
  • Color of Skin: Blue
  • Color of Flesh: Light Blue
  • Shape of Fruit: Berry with a flared crown
  • Size and Shape of Plant: 5-6 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-8

Chill Requirement: 750-800 chill hours

Harvest Date: Late May to Early June / Second crop in August

Pollination: Self-pollinating; however, better yield may be achieved through cross pollination with any other blueberry variety.

 

Pearl Blueberry

Description: Pearl is a Southern Highbush variety that produces flavorful, abundant fruits. The plant is hardy and the berries are resistant to splitting with rainfall.

  • Flavor/ Texture: Firm and sweet
  • Color of Skin: Indigo
  • Color of Flesh: Light Blue
  • Shape of Fruit: Berry with a flared crown
  • Size and Shape of Plant: Cone shaped and upright

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9

Chill Requirement: 400-500 chill hours

Harvest Date: Early Season

Pollination: Self-pollinating; however, better yield may be achieved through cross pollination with any other blueberry variety.

 

Earliblue Blueberry

Description: Earliblue is a flavorful blueberry that is one of the first to ripen during harvest season. The plant is disease resistant and also makes an attractive shrub during non-productive seasons.

  • Flavor/ Texture: Firm and sweet
  • Color of Skin: Light Blue
  • Color of Flesh: Light Blue
  • Shape of Fruit: Berry with a flared crown
  • Size and Shape of Plant: Height and spread 71 inches

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-8

Bloom: April-May

Chill Requirement: 1,000 chill hours

Harvest Date: Late June

Pollination: Self-pollinating; however, better yield may be achieved through cross pollination with any other blueberry variety.

 

Bluegold Blueberry

Description: Bluegold blueberries are a medium to large sized blueberry with sky blue skin. They are a Northern Highbush variety that is well-known for its cold hardiness, large berry cluster, and excellent flavor.

  • Flavor/ Texture: Firm and flavorful
  • Color of Skin: Sky blue
  • Color of Flesh: Light Blue
  • Shape of Fruit: Berry with a flared crown
  • Size and Shape of Plant: 4-6 feet tall

USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 – 8

Bloom: Late Spring to Early Summer

Chill Requirement: 1,000 chill hours

Harvest Date: May – August

Pollination: Self-pollinating; however, better yield may be achieved through cross pollination with any other blueberry variety.

 

Biloxi Blueberry

Description: The Biloxi variety is known for its bushy habit and its quality of fruit. Biloxi berries are medium sized, flavorful, and firm.

  • Flavor/ Texture: Firm and flavorful
  • Color of Skin: Sky blue
  • Color of Flesh: Light Blue
  • Shape of Fruit: Medium berry with a flared crown
  • Size and Shape of Plant: 4-6 feet tall. Spreading and vigorous.

USDA Hardiness Zone: Zone 8

Bloom: Late Spring to Early Summer

Chill Requirement: Low chill 150 hours, best to be planted in a low to no-chill area for bush to be treated as an evergreen.

Harvest Date: Early ripening – May

Pollination: Self-pollinating; however, better yield may be achieved through cross pollination with any other blueberry variety.

 

Misty Blueberry

Description: Misty has large skinned blueberries with a light to deep blue colored skin. This blueberry has a mild flavor with medium to large berries.

  • Flavor/ Texture: Mild and Sweet
  • Color of Skin: Sky blue
  • Color of Flesh: Light Blue
  • Shape of Fruit: Medium berry with a flared crown
  • Size and Shape of Plant: Upright shrub that is 5-6 feet tall.

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 – 10

Bloom: Late Spring with beautiful pink flowers

Chill Requirement: 350 hours

Harvest Date: June

Pollination: Self-pollinating; however, better yield may be achieved through cross pollination with any other blueberry variety.

 

Rebel Blueberry

Description: Rebel is known for its large to very large sized blueberries with a light blue colored skin. This variety is a Southern Highbush variety that is known to be reliable and vigorous that is very high yielding.

  • Flavor/ Texture: Mild flavor
  • Color of Skin: Light blue
  • Color of Flesh: Light Blue
  • Shape of Fruit: Medium berry with a flared crown
  • Size and Shape of Plant: Bush size that is 18 – 24 inches in height.

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 – 8

Bloom: Late Spring to Early Summer

Chill Requirement: 400 chill hours, low.

Harvest Date: Early harvest

Pollination: Self-pollinating; however, better yield may be achieved through cross pollination with any other blueberry variety.

 

Sunshine Blueberry

Description: Sunshine blueberries are semi-dwarf variety that produces pink blossoms in the spring. This variety is ideal for Southern regions, as it has a low chill requirement.

  • Flavor/ Texture: Sweet
  • Color of Skin: Dark blue
  • Color of Flesh: Blue
  • Shape of Fruit: Medium berry with a flared crown
  • Size and Shape of Plant: Grows 3 – 4 feet in height.

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 – 10

Bloom: Late Spring

Chill Requirement: Low chill, 150 hours.

Harvest Date: Late June

Pollination: Self-pollinating; however, better yield may be achieved through cross pollination with any other blueberry variety.

 

Gupton Blueberry

Description: Gupton is a Southern Highbush variety that produces flavorful, abundant fruits. The plant is hardy and the berries are resistant to splitting with rainfall.

  • Flavor/ Texture: Firm and sweet
  • Color of Skin: Indigo
  • Color of Flesh: Light Blue
  • Shape of Fruit: Berry with a flared crown
  • Size and Shape of Plant: Cone shaped and upright

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6-9

Chill Requirement: 400-500 chill hours

Harvest Date: Early Season

Pollination: Self-pollinating; however, better yield may be achieved through cross pollination with any other blueberry variety.

 

Bluejay Blueberry

Description: Bluejay is a medium sized variety, with a dark purple-blue skin, good scar and a mild flavor flesh. This variety of Northern Highbush is known to be highly vigorous, drought resistant and a heavy producer.

  • Flavor/ Texture: Mild
  • Color of Skin: Blue
  • Color of Flesh: Light Blue
  • Shape of Fruit: Berry with a flared crown
  • Size and Shape of Plant: When mature, can reach 6 – 7 feet tall.

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-7

Chill Requirement: 800—1,000 chill hours

Harvest Date: July

Pollination: Self-pollinating; however, better yield may be achieved through cross pollination with any other blueberry variety.

 

Jersey Blueberry

Description: Jersey is one of the oldest and widely known varieties. This blueberry is great for baking, due to its sweet tasting, abundant fruit. Additionally, the bush is very adaptable to many different soil types.

  • Flavor/ Texture: Sweet, great for baking and cooking
  • Color of Skin: Blue
  • Color of Flesh: Light Blue
  • Shape of Fruit: Medium, berry with a flared crown
  • Size and Shape of Plant: When mature, the bush can reach 5 – 7 feet tall.

USDA Hardiness Zone: 4-7

Chill Requirement: 800—1,000 chill hours

Harvest Date: August

Pollination: Self-pollinating; however, better yield may be achieved through cross pollination with any other blueberry variety.

 

O’Neal Blueberry

Description: O’Neal is a large sized blueberry with dark blue colored skin. The flesh of the blueberry has high sugar content and has excellent flavoring. This plant tends to ripen early and is highly vigorous.

  • Flavor/ Texture: Excellent flavor, sweet
  • Color of Skin: Dark Blue
  • Color of Flesh: Blue
  • Shape of Fruit: Large berry with a flared crown
  • Size and Shape of Plant: When mature, plant can reach 4-6 feet.

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9

Bloom: Spring

Chill Requirement: Needs a minimum of 600 chill hours

Harvest Date: Mid-May to Late July

Pollination: Self-pollinating; however, better yield may be achieved through cross pollination with any other blueberry variety.

 

Blue Ray Blueberry

Description: Blue Ray is known for its versatile nature and performance in hot conditions. This variety has excellent dessert flavor and is commonly used in cooking.

  • Flavor/ Texture: Excellent flavor, sweet
  • Color of Skin: Medium Blue
  • Color of Flesh: Light blue
  • Shape of Fruit: Extra Large berry with a flared crown, ovate.
  • Size and Shape of Plant: When mature, plant can reach 5-6 feet, and is open and upright.

USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-7

Bloom: Spring

Chill Requirement: 800-1,000 chill hours

Harvest Date: Mid-Season

Pollination: Self-pollinating; however, better yield may be achieved through cross pollination with any other blueberry variety.