Bushel and Berry® Blueberry Buckle® Blueberry

Item #137984, 1 Quart Pot.
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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.

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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.


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!

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
Purchased Bushel and Berry Blueberry Buckle Blueberry as I have heard the taste of the fruit is wonderful, the plant is self-pollinating, and grows perfectly in my zone 10.
JOANNA S on Mar 30, 2021
My 4 yr old grand daughter loves blueberries
Gigi C on Feb 13, 2021
Purchased Bushel and Berry Blueberry Buckle Blueberry as I have heard the taste of the fruit is wonderful, the plant is self-pollinating, and grows perfectly in my zone 10.
JOANNA S on Mar 30, 2021
need a edible fruit ornamental for my drive way pots
buddy on Feb 26, 2021
My 4 yr old grand daughter loves blueberries
Gigi C on Feb 13, 2021
Description as being ideal for containers, drought-tolerant, and neat and compact since I don't have a lot of space and live in hot Southern CA. Also because it might get fruit sooner than some of the other varieties described.
Theodorah M on Jan 25, 2021
compact, high yield and safe for containers
Mary H on Jan 9, 2021
I had previously bought two a couple years ago to see if they would survive a Texas summer. Not only did they survive but last year, I had some berries. So I am ordering a couple more and putting in a raised bed for them. I have them in a wide but low planter now but I think they will do better in the bed.
Barbara M on Dec 30, 2020
It can grow in a pot on my deck where the deer won???t eat them
Ken H on Sep 27, 2020
Small size, and it is in the zone and berries are large and ready in 1-2 years.
Corley M on Sep 23, 2020
Supposedly right size for my small yard and compatible with my zone
Heather Q on Sep 6, 2020
florida on Jul 27, 2020
Joy B on Jul 8, 2020
I am curious where the promised 5% discount for first order is. This was selected when I chose the blueberries and prune-plum tree order, but I do not see it calculated, nor could I find the related promo code.
Harriet Z on Jul 5, 2020
Because i can grow it on the patio and bring inside when it is freezing outside
Kate H on Jul 1, 2020
It can be grown in a container. Will work for my home
Felissa L on Jul 1, 2020
Having issues getting high bush blueberry plants to produce, so wanted to try a low bush variety.
Jeri G on May 20, 2020
Had a nice rounded habit and suitable for growing in a container on my porch
Angela G on May 18, 2020
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
need a edible fruit ornamental for my drive way pots
buddy on Feb 26, 2021
Description as being ideal for containers, drought-tolerant, and neat and compact since I don't have a lot of space and live in hot Southern CA. Also because it might get fruit sooner than some of the other varieties described.
Theodorah M on Jan 25, 2021
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.
What is the size of the plant on arrival?
YOUSIF Y on Mar 18, 2021
BEST ANSWER: These will ship in a 1 quart pot and be approximately 12 inches tall.
Can you provide the latin name for this cultivar?
Dawn E on Sep 18, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The genus is Vaccinium and the species is listed as Corymbosum.
Does this plant eventually need to be transferred to the ground?
Nicole O on Jun 25, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The great thing about this variety is it is small and made for patios so it can be left as a potted variety.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
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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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
1 year 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
1 year ago
Love this Blueberry Buckle
This little guy is just loving it here in Kentucky zone 6B. I have it planted in a pot and it is going like crazy. Tons of blooms this year, so the bees are loving it.!
April 25, 2020
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