Potted Blueberry Bushes- 1 Gallon
The Duke Blueberry is of the Northern Highbush variety, cultivated specifically to flourish in northern regions where other blueberry varieties have historically tended to struggle. Developed by the USDA in Beltsville, Maryland, this variety was first released to the public in 1987 and has achieved high popularity both for its hardiness and fantastic taste.
The Duke blueberry is a semi-evergreen Northern Highbush, yielding medium-to-large, crisp, light-blue berries in markedly large crops. It also stands apart for its lovely, blushed white flowers which arrive in late spring, and its vibrant foliage in the fall—making it a favorite among landscape designers and gardeners.
Early-season, Zones 5-8
Spartan Blueberry was introduced in 1977 by the USDA in Beltsville, Maryland. This beautiful, upright Northern Highbush variety produced huge, quarter-sized fruit twice the size of the average Blueberry of the time.
Spartan had a big appeal for both commercial growers and home gardeners. The most obvious benefit was the amazing large fruit size, followed by the excellent quality of the fruit. A firm texture also added a snap to the eating experience.
Mid-season, Zones 5-7
The Legacy Blueberry is a northern highbush blueberry. It is a medium-sized deciduous shrub reaching 6 feet tall and wide. In fall the leaves turn bright red making a great show and making it worthy of being grown right among your garden plants. It blooms in spring, with pink buds in clusters that open into small, hanging white flowers, shaped like urns. The berries ripen towards the end of the blueberry season, in late July and into August in most areas. The medium-sized berries are bright blue and sweet, with a pronounced ‘blueberry’ flavor, so they are excellent eaten fresh, and they shine in baked goods too.
Late season, Zones 4-8