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Duke Blueberry

Available Spring 2018

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Description

Productive and decorative! A handsome bush with three seasons of interest: white, pink-tinged spring flowers; large, light blue summer fruit; and vibrant orange and yellow fall foliage. The large berries, often reaching the size of quarters, are produced in great abundance and have a delicious, tangy-sweet flavor. Blooms late to avoid spring frosts. Also makes a very attractive and decorative hedge! Early season. Originates from Beltsville, Maryland, introduced in 1985. Cold-hardy. Ripens late May. Self-pollinating.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Blue
Fruit Size Large
Pollination Self-pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late May
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 4.5 - 5.5
Taste Mild/ Crisp
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.

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!

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.

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I have had good results with this variety.
Juliana R on Apr 27, 2017
OSU extension reccommends this cultivar for our area
Bonnie H on May 22, 2016
I have had good results with this variety.
Juliana R on Apr 27, 2017
I have 3 varieties of blueberry in my fruit garden, and Duke outperforms them all. I'm replacing all the sub-performers with Duke bushes.
Terrence D on Jun 23, 2016
OSU extension reccommends this cultivar for our area
Bonnie H on May 22, 2016
I have 3 varieties of blueberry in my fruit garden, and Duke outperforms them all. I'm replacing all the sub-performers with Duke bushes.
Terrence D on Jun 23, 2016
What do you mean by 4 inch stark pot vs 1 gallon container? Is this just the container size or also the size of the plant?
Nigel D on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Both. The 4-inch potted blueberry plants will be about 4-6 inches tall when they arrive and the gallon-potted blueberry plants will be more mature ??? up to 12 inches tall when they arrive. Both options have a well-developed root system within the pot for your transplanting success.
can i plant this duke blueberry in a pot?
cynthia w on Apr 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your inquiry. I am attaching a link to some great information regarding planting Blueberry plants in containers. You will find the information under the header, "Container-Growing." http://www.starkbros.com/growing-guide/how-to-grow/berry-plants/blueberry-plants/planting Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. Thanks!
Do I have to plant another variety of berry alongside this duke berry for pollination purposes?
Anits S on Aug 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question.You don't need another variety for pollination with this variety. You would get fruit with only one plant, but adding a pollinator will give you bigger fruit, and more of it. If you like to discuss pollination options further please call our Customer Support Department at 800.325.4180.
Are the plants and berries disease resistant(mummy berry) and also would it be safe to plant these bushes where my other bushes were?
SUPERMAN on May 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes and also grows into a lovely brush.

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Duke Blueberry
Plants small and pruned back hard.....survived winter, but not doing as well as expected
August 10, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Duke Blueberry
I had no success with Duke Blue Berry plants they all died two months after I planted, fertilized per the instructions and watered as per the information included with the plants.
May 17, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
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