Potted Blueberry Bushes
Liberty is the leading solution for outstanding flavor and good shelf life in the mid-late season market. Liberty is a fast-growing upright bush and often has very high yields during the establishment years. Harvest begins 7-10 days before Elliott and ends after two to three pickings. The berries are slightly flat with an attractive sky-blue color, and have a balanced flavor.
The fruit is firm and very large with very good flavor. A late bloom date avoids many frosts, but it still produces a large, early crop. It harvests well mechanically and has some resistance to mummy berry fungus. It requires cross pollination for best yields. Winter hardy to -25.
Very heavy crops of medium sized blueberries. Rarely bothered by late frost. Fruits ripen in mid-season and the harvest goes on for weeks. (You need two kinds for cross-pollination, three being even better.) The 5-6' tall bushes become a blaze of crimson in the fall, so they are ideal arranged as an informal hedge. Set plants 4-8' apart and make sure the soil is acidic. You'll have fresh blueberries for pies and preserves for many, many years. Bluecrop is a Midseason variety. Medium size fruit with a high sugar content. Plants yield heavily.
Huge, deep sky blue berries cover this 5 to 7 ft. shrub in July. Self-pollinating, Chandler has one of the longest ripening seasons ever. You'll enjoy these big (the size of a quarter), delicious berries for more than six weeks during the summer. Pest- and disease-resistant. Foliage puts on a show in shades of wine and orange in the fall. Zones 4-7.
Selected in Michigan, and is another fine cultivar that exhibits qualities especially for northern climates. It is compact, maturing to around 4 feet tall. It is tolerant to winter cold down to minus 25°F. Berries range from medium to large size, with a deep, dark blue color and excellent firmness. Huron’s berries are very sweet when full ripe on the bush. Picking of fruit will occur over a 3 week period early-mid season. It has a upright and bushy habit.