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Bushel and Berry™ Blueberry Buckle™ Blueberry

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Description

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Patio-perfect! Blueberry Buckle™ is a fast-growing bush that stays neat and compact, making it an ideal candidate for container-growing. Pretty white bell-shaped flowers appear in spring, giving way to sweet, dark blueberries with lots of flavor. The glossy, dark green foliage could easily be mistaken for a boxwood, which means it will add a classic (and edible) addition to any landscape. This drought-tolerant, low-chill variety is right at home in southern gardens. Thrives in acidic soil (pH of 4.5-5.5), so don’t forget the soil acidifier! Ripens in June. May be covered by USPP #22,521 or other patents. Corablue cultivar.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest June
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 4.5 - 5.5
Taste Sweet
Years to Bear 1 - 2
Zone Range 6 - 10

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 10
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 2 - 3' tall x 2 - 3' wide.

Recommended Spacing

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

Pollination

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!

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
We have limited space. These berries seemed ideal for our use.
PHILLIP C on Sep 30, 2019
I bought one back in May and it's doing fine at my apartment. Good for my 10b zone, grows only to 2-3' with large sweet fruit? Got to try it, right? It's a new product and is on sale for long time, so when I saw it still on sale after 2 months, I thought "why not get another one?"
Snowbunny on Jul 20, 2019
We have limited space. These berries seemed ideal for our use.
PHILLIP C on Sep 30, 2019
I wanted a blueberry plant that was designed for containers.
Madison B on Jul 29, 2019
I bought one back in May and it's doing fine at my apartment. Good for my 10b zone, grows only to 2-3' with large sweet fruit? Got to try it, right? It's a new product and is on sale for long time, so when I saw it still on sale after 2 months, I thought "why not get another one?"
Snowbunny on Jul 20, 2019
I chose this plant because it is compatible with my zone and is on sale. I am new to growing blueberries and appreciate that I don't have to spend $30 to see if I can grow them.
Helen B on Jul 17, 2019
To go with my other plants. I want the convenience of potted plants
Leah M on Jul 15, 2019
Can plant in a pot and is self pollinating
Denise b on Jul 12, 2019
This line of plants has been especially good for me in the hot southwest. I currently have been enjoying the peach sorbet one and wanted to add to my collection. This hopefully will increase my yield when paired with my others and I don't want to have to ever buy from the grocery store again because the flavor and texture of the one I have right now is superb.
Sarah S on Jul 7, 2019
Patio plant and heat tolerant! Perfect gift for my friend with a new home where she???s building an edible garden.
Sylvia M on Jul 3, 2019
Compatible for zone and compact
Ken C on Jun 18, 2019
It does look like boxwood! Trying to create an edible landscape, so it fits right in. A beautiful variety. I have purchased several: some for planting in the garden and some -for containers. It comes very well packaged and doing great in a container interplanted with annuals. Thank you, StarkBros!
OLGA M on Jun 18, 2019
It???s my husband???s favorite fruit.
JaNiece S on Jun 9, 2019
Low water requirements, low chill requirements. Sounds like low maintenance, and I figure the more bushes I have, the more that survive the birds.
Lindsey P on May 28, 2019
I wanted a blueberry plant that was designed for containers.
Madison B on Jul 29, 2019
I chose this plant because it is compatible with my zone and is on sale. I am new to growing blueberries and appreciate that I don't have to spend $30 to see if I can grow them.
Helen B on Jul 17, 2019
Is this blueberry fruit firm?
Rhonda C on Jul 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: If picked at its peak, yes. If you leave it on the bush too long, it will become overripe/soft.
how much sun do the blueberry buckle plants need?
Jerry C on Jul 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: These plants need full sun, at least 6 hours a day.

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Does NOT do well in Zone 9B
Purchase 2 of these and diligently followed instruction to acclimate plants to outdoor temps. Made sure they were in shaded area during hottest part of the day and they both died within 3 weeks. I'm sure they would have been good producers in a cooler zone as Stark has such a good reputation. But, it was a bit of a costly mistake and very disappointing. :-(
August 16, 2019
Response from Stark Bro's
We appreciate your feedback. I apologize that you had a less-than-satisfactory experience with us. It is always our goal to ship high-quality nursery stock to our customers, as we have for the past 200 years. If your purchase was made within the last year, we owe you a replacement or a refund, whichever you choose. Please contact us at 800.345.4180 and we’ll take care of this for you, presuming your purchase is eligible. I hope you find this helpful. Have a great day!
August 20, 2019
TiffanyF
Doing absolutely well in Zone 10A (San Diego, CA)
I currently have 3 Blueberry Buckles (2 from a local garden center, 1 from Stark Bro's)
In my experience I will say that Blueberry Buckle from Bushel&Berry is the most vigorous, hardiest, and fastest growing variety of any blueberry plant that I raised. Before I applied fir bark mulch (which I should've done from the start), my Southern Bluebelles, Pink Icing, Bountiful Blue, and Biloxi were suffering from heat stress except for Blueberry Buckle.

It was also the fastest growing blueberry in terms of foliage, its mini leaves are what makes it stand out from the rest of the other varieties. All 3 Buckles I have grow branches and leaves so quick that it can get pretty ugly. Like, some stems grow outward, some inward, and then some grow very swirly and getting tangled with the other stems.

In terms of fruit, they can take a while before a good size batch of berries are ready for harvest. It took 2-4 weeks (since early may) for me to harvest the first batch of berries and when I finally did, I got small dark hued blueberries that were firm, crunchy and really sugary sweet with a mild classic blueberrry flavor with a slight mint essence. Im finding that with this variety you may leave it on the plant for almost a month and it still wont go mushy. It's the end of August as I'm writing this review and I'm still waiting on one of my buckle plants to yield me the 4th and final batch of blueberries.

For the one I specifically purchased from Stark Bros: I purchased 1 Blueberry Buckle and 1 Jelly Bean on May 30th and arrived on June 6th. Off-the-bat Blueberry Buckle was the biggest one that came in a 1qt pot of any variety I purchased before and after. I transplanted both in 2 gallon pots to start off with using soil comprised of Azalea/Camelia formulated soil, compost, more peat moss, soil acifier, and perilite, and topped off with fir bark mulch. As of now it's still growing and doing well, but as I stated before with this variety, it's foliage growth is crazy looking. It has a good amount of time before this one can give me blueberries, but overall it's in good shape.

Oh btw I try to keep my soil ph level at 4.8 but no higher than 5.4. Oh and always mulch.
August 29, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Couldn't handle Texas heat Zone 8
The bushel and berry products that I purchased simply couldn't survive the Texas heat. Sticky with Misty and O'neal
September 1, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago