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Description

Extra-large berries with extra-sweet taste! This abundant, mid-season producer will give you buckets of delicious, aromatic, light-blue berries that won’t crack. Pink blooms in spring. Scarlet foliage in fall. Also an ideal pollinator for most other varieties. Introduced in 1941. Cold-hardy. Ripens in July. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink, White
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Extra Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest July
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 4.5 - 5.5
Taste Sweet
Texture Firm
Years to Bear 2 - 3
Zone Range 4 - 7

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 7
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Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 4 - 6' tall x 3 - 4' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 3 - 4' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Related Assortments

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We bundle many of our popular products in assortments with other items that compliment each other. Plus, when you purchase an assortment, you save money compared to buying each item individually!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow blueberry plants in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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1 Year Warranty

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Very sweet and nice berry. I am planting this as an extra Bush.
Thelma R on Sep 19, 2016
extra-large berries
RONALD M on Jul 5, 2016
Very sweet and nice berry. I am planting this as an extra Bush.
Thelma R on Sep 19, 2016
It is on the Missouri Agricultural Extension's list of reliable cultivars for Missouri, and the big berries are easier to pick than smaller ones.
Diana L K on Sep 13, 2016
extra-large berries
RONALD M on Jul 5, 2016
Recommended by another grower.
Donna P on Apr 27, 2016
The size of the blueberries and the sweet taste.
Shawn M on Apr 15, 2016
Already have some of these and am highly satisfied with them.
BETH S on Mar 27, 2016
Have a very old one. Did very well. (30 yrs.)
KATHY S on Mar 22, 2016
recommended for Oklahoma by OSU cooperative Extension
SHERRY S on Mar 9, 2016
It is on the Missouri Agricultural Extension's list of reliable cultivars for Missouri, and the big berries are easier to pick than smaller ones.
Diana L K on Sep 13, 2016
Recommended by another grower.
Donna P on Apr 27, 2016
I planted two Blueray bushes this year and immediately any tender growth was eaten. They are both now hanging on by a thread. We cannot figure out what is eating them. Are birds known to eat young blueberry bushes? We planted two Spartan bushes and do not have the same issue.
Geoff P on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Geoff,

Not sure what part of the country you are experiencing this problem, but slugs are known to eat tender plants here in the eastern part of the country and they do most of their damage at night. You can get out there after dark with a flashlight and see if this is your problem. On the west coast, snails might be the culprit and they also do their dirty work at night. Occasionally I have experience house finches eating tender shoots on my fruit trees, but since my blueberry bushes are all protected with bird screening, I haven't seen them do this with my blueberry bushes.

Hope this helps, good luck,
Art

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Blueray Blueberry
My Blueray Blueberries are doing well. I did not allow them to produce berries this year and may not next year. The important thing is to plant them well in plenty of good soil with peat moss and compost (the ph has to be low). I only used cottonseed meal 6-1-1 to start them off.
June 14, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Perfect size for fresh eating
The bush is beginning to make quality fruit in its second year. The berries are perfect for fresh eating.
November 20, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Good blueberry
I got fruit from this variety one year after planting. There was not much fruit and most where small in size. Hopefully the bust will grow some yet this fall since it has not grown much in a year.
August 3, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Blueray Blueberry
Nice plants. Pruned back hard, but new shoots seem to be taking off well. Doing good so far.
August 10, 2016
Purchased
4 months ago
Babies
Only starting year two. You know routine, sleep, creep and leap. I'm only on creep. Seems okay. Next year will tell the tail.
May 13, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
BlueRay Blue Berries
Blue Berry plants did not last till fall. I planted as instructed and watered them to get them going. They died back to nothing in the fall. I do Not recommend them.
September 9, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
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