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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.


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
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

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!

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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.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
sweetness and size
ALEXANDER M on Aug 1, 2018
Good variety endures low temperatures.
Juliana R on Apr 27, 2017
sweetness and size
ALEXANDER M on Aug 1, 2018
Recommend by the University of Arkansas for my zone. I am an Extension Agent in Greene County and want to watch this variety on my property to be able to advise clientele about blueberry production.
Dave F on Nov 16, 2017
Good variety endures low temperatures.
Juliana R on Apr 27, 2017
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
Recommend by the University of Arkansas for my zone. I am an Extension Agent in Greene County and want to watch this variety on my property to be able to advise clientele about blueberry production.
Dave F on Nov 16, 2017
Very sweet and nice berry. I am planting this as an extra Bush.
Thelma R on Sep 19, 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

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,
How many chill hours does this blueberry bush require?
BARBARA S on Nov 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Blueray requires 800 chilling hours.

Customer Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
17 Reviews
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Hardy Blueberry
I bought a Blueray Blueberry last year to replace another variety that died during the previous winter. It didn't look like much until this spring. It survived nicely and has leaved out with a vengeance! Nice bush - Assuming the berries are tasty, I'd buy another.
May 7, 2017
over 2 years ago
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
over 3 years ago
Nice plants
Ours are growing very nicely, although we have trouble with moles which have done in one of the plants.
June 5, 2017
over 2 years ago
Blue ray blueberry
The plant is growing well. It is planted along with other varieties of blueberries so it should produce tasty berries.
May 13, 2017
over 2 years ago
Young but Strong!
My two yearlings have survived an unusually odd New England Winter, and have clearly grown stronger through this challenge. Both already have new growth, and are leafing out well, now that our Spring has *finally* arrived! Both are planted on a raised granite ledge that bisects the middle of our property, in full sun, and in a strong wind zone. They seem completely unfazed by these circumstances. I am excited to watch their continued happy growth, and looking forward to the year they begin fruiting! ( Once they produce fruit, I'm sure they'll have earned their 5th Star!)
May 6, 2018
1 year ago
Zone Check
My blueberries do not seem to have survived the winter. be sure to check the growing zones before you purchase.
May 15, 2017
over 2 years ago
No major problems yet
I bought this one year ago, and it has no major problems yet. It has grown more foliage, although most of this foliage has a reddish tinge.

It is too early for me to give it 5 stars as I haven't tried the berries yet, as it is too early for the plant to produce them.
August 7, 2017
over 2 years ago
Blueray Blueberry (not sure yet)
I planted this blueray blueberries to replaced one of my bushes in my garden that didn’t survive. A local guy I got my past bushes from only had Legacy varieties at the time, so I ordered from Stark’s. I worked the soil and planted.
It struggled the whole season and lost its leaves by August. This spring it came back, so we’ll see what it ultimately does.
May 5, 2018
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
over 3 years 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
over 3 years ago